BIRMINGHAM AL Dec 24 2011 OfficeMax North America Inc. is suing a former security guard and an Alabama security firm, Security Engineers Inc. of Birmignham, after the office supply company discovered that software was stolen from its McCalla distribution center.
The 2,506 units of software had a retail value of $852,000, according to the federal lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court.
The former guard, Walter Skrobak, 38, of Woodstock, has pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of stolen goods and one count of making false statements involving a tax return. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Naperville, Ill.-based OfficeMax is seeking a return of the money.