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Make a delivery, take a delivery – DoorDash driver steals package while dropping off food in Burnaby

Former food delivery driver Feridon Jahankhani has been ordered to complete 10 hours of community work service after pleading guilty to stealing a package at a Burnaby condo tower while he was making a delivery in March.
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A former DoorDash driver has been sentenced for stealing a package while making a delivery at a Burnaby apartment tower.

A former DoorDash driver has been ordered to complete 10 hours of community work service after pleading guilty to swiping a package while making a delivery at a Burnaby condo tower.

Feridon Jahankhani, 63, pleaded guilty in Vancouver provincial court Wednesday to one count of theft under $5,000 in relation to the March 31 incident.

On that day, he had made a delivery at 2133 Douglas Road, a highrise in the Brentwood neighbourhood, according to agreed facts presented in court.

A resident of the building later noted a package he’d ordered had been reported delivered but had disappeared. 

Security video later revealed Jahankhani had made off with the parcel, which contained a pair of $425 Adidas running shoes.

In a joint sentencing submission, Crown prosecutor Sharon Preston and articling student René Allain, appearing for defence lawyer Chantal Paquette, called for a nine-month conditional discharge with 10 hours of community work service.

Allain noted Jahankhani lived on a fixed income, did not have a criminal record and was “deeply embarrassed by his actions.”

B.C. provincial court Judge Patricia Bond agreed to the proposed sentence and granted the conditional discharge.

That means Jahankhani won’t have a criminal record if he abides by the conditions of his sentence, which include a ban on going to the highrise at 2133 Douglas Road.

The running shoes were never recovered.

Follow Cornelia Naylor on Twitter @CorNaylor
Email cnaylor@burnabynow.com

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