The owner of a restaurant in the district of kulmbach was amazed when he ordered coffee on ebay out of curiosity and got exactly the one he was missing. Even a tablecloth of the restaurant is said to have been wrapped in the tute. When looking at the account of the seller, also from the district of kulmbach, came the big shock. There were several bottles of wine, liquor, schnapps, sparkling wine and champagne for sale. All exactly the same varieties that were also offered in the restaurant. Now he only had to pay one and one together, because the seller was employed by him as a service worker and waiter.
A house search finally brought light into the darkness, the officers found numerous bottles in the man’s apartment, the thief was dismissed without notice on the same day. For theft in 189 cases, fraud in 20 cases, attempted fraud in 24 cases and forgery of documents in 20 cases, the 44-year-old from the district of kulmbach was sentenced by the local court to two years on probation. He was very lucky, because the representative of the public prosecutor’s office had previously demanded a prison sentence of two years and nine months.
In total, the accused had in the period from the beginning of 2013 to the end of 2016 in more than 200 cases stolen alcoholic beverages. Even some packages of coffee were among them. The prosecution put the total value of the goods at over 14,000 euros. The man kept some of the bottles for himself or gave them away, while he sold the bulk on ebay. Here the public prosecutor’s office assumed a loss in the amount of 3250 euros. The accused proceeded in a planned manner. If he thought the amount was too low, he bought his own goods back through a second account.