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Police: UPS driver’s wife also sold stolen goods

By Staff | Aug 28, 2009

The wife of a Cape Coral UPS driver, arrested earlier this month for reportedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of delivery items, was arrested on a related charge Wednesday.
Cheryl A. Podleski, 48, wife of Craig Podleski, was charged with dealing in stolen property after an investigation by the Cape Coral Police Department revealed her alleged involvement in the thefts.
Craig Podleski swiped various items he was supposed to deliver, then kept them or sold them from his home over the past two years, police reported.
Craig Podleski was charged with two counts of larceny theft $300 or more but less than $5,000 and one count each of grand larceny over $100,000, larceny from a shipment of cargo $50,000 or more and organized dealing in stolen property.
He remains in the Lee County Jail in lieu of bond, records indicate.
Some of the items taken include various firearms, a Cape police badge, electronics, clothing and a marble-topped kitchen island.
According to police, Cheryl Podleski helped her husband sell the stolen items on Internet sites and at garage sales.
Neighbors told police that they had seen Cheryl Podleski running various garage sales from her home during the weekends.
She has been released from the Lee County Jail on $2,500 bond.