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Trucker convicted of stealing, auctioning Oakley glasses from military

Truck driver convicted of stealing Oakley glasses purchased by U.S. military, auctioning off online

A truck driver was convicted Monday of stealing about $300,000 worth of Oakley eyewear bound for U.S. soldiers, then auctioning off the sunglasses online.

Luis Albert Quintanilla, 47, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of felony grand theft, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office.

A contract truck driver for DHL, Quintanilla snatched 10 shipments of Oakley glasses from DHL facilities between October 2012 and May 2013, prosecutors said.

Under the user name “havetime2sell,” the Buena Park resident sold the eyewear on eBay.

The investigation into the theft began after Oakley noticed eyewear shipments were repeatedly stolen before arriving at the United States Postal Inspection Service facility, prosecutors said.

At his sentencing, scheduled for May 4, Quintanilla is expected to be sent to prison for three years and four months. He’s also expected to be ordered to pay $299,000 in restitution and a $580,000 fine.

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