Anchorage, AK (KINY) - Six ramp agents at Ravn Air in Anchorage were arrested on charges of stealing mail over two years.
Stolen mail included 343 computers that were being sent to schools in rural villages throughout Alaska.
The estimated value of everything stolen from March 2015 to April of 2017 was $489,000. Other items stolen included cellphones, cigarettes, and chewing tobacco.
The six include Congress Lepou, 29, Breadoflife "Presley" Faiupu, 36, Hubert Barte, 37, Paulo Maae, 24, Harold Velicaria, 35, and Rogelio "Roger" Daquis, 49.
One suspect was arrested Friday and five others were arrested Monday. All but Maae were in custody Monday afternoon at the Anchorage jail, according to online corrections listings. The indictment did not list their attorneys.
Lepou was a lead ramp agent and Faiupu was a ramp agent trainer.
These two workers would use a Ravn truck to move items from a post office distribution center to the Ravn employee parking lot, where the items were then loaded into personal vehicles.
The other four would then pay for stolen items or find other buyers for them.