Let this be a lesson to you: Never grab gift cards meant for someone else.
Kent Faulk of AL.com reports that a federal grand jury Wednesday indicted Terrill Chatman, a former Alabama offensive lineman who was named an All-SEC selection in 1989, for stealing gift cards from the mail. Chatman had easy access to these items as a postal employee at the time.
A two-count indictment filed in federal court charged Chatman with “theft of mail by a Postal Service employee in September and October of 2015,” as reported by AL.com. Chatman allegedly stole a $50 Publix gift card in September 2015 before snatching a $10 Walmart gift card the following month.
That sounds like enough to buy a few cuts of sirloin and about three candy bars.
Nonetheless, what a weird move by Chatman, if everything went down as reported. The maximum penalty for this is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.