NBC Mailroom Maelstrom: Scam He-Mail

NBC mailroom monster busted selling NBC furniture on eBay and shipping it from the mailroom.

NYP: A 39-year-old mailroom worker at 30 Rock went into business for himself, allegedly stealing more than $7,000 in office furniture from NBC Studios and selling it on eBay, law- enforcement sources told The Post.

Edwin Louis, 39, of Philadelphia, sold the furniture to buyers around the world, and added insult to injury by using the peacock network’s mailroom to ship the items, the sources said.

Over the past month, “a great deal of office furniture valued over $7,000 was missing from the building located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York County,” according to the criminal complaint against Louis.

“The defendant admitted to taking the furniture, advertising the furniture on eBay, and selling the furniture to various individuals around the world without permission or authority,” the complaint says.

The alleged thefts were discovered by NBC security officials, who confronted Louis and then took the case directly to the Manhattan DA’s Office.

Louis, who worked for a shipping subcontractor and not directly for NBC, was busted Tuesday, and remains jailed in lieu of $7,500 bail.

Louis was still on probation at the time of his arrest — for a similar shipping scam when he worked for a mailing contractor for Polo Ralph Lauren on Madison Avenue.

Louis pleaded guilty in December 2010 to petit larceny after going into private business shipping packages from Brooklyn to Trinidad.

In all, Louis shipped 292 packages of various sizes and from various locations in Brooklyn, all the while racking up $58,000 on Polo’s FedEx account.

Among the evidence against him in that case was video showing him personally filling in paperwork to FedEx a package on Polo’s dime, according to court papers.

He’ll be back in court Monday to learn if a Manhattan grand jury has indicted him in the NBC case on charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

  • Jimbotalk

    In a related development, Louis has been told he can keep his job if he’ll ship Matt Lauer to Siberia. 

    • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

      The mailroom grunt was set up so NBC will have a vacant hole  for Matt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.cobb.509 John Cobb

    Louis didn’t do this on his own, it took others to make this happen.

    • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

       I see.  He didn’t build it. 

  • frannie

    He sold the only NBC property that had value……

    • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

       That comment rocks, Frannie!  Much funnier than I could’ve divined.  Ever!  Thanks!

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.cobb.509 John Cobb

      frannie, don’t be surprised if your joke is pilfered by others. lols