A San Fernando Valley man was charged with the theft of more than 3,000 movie posters which worth more than $450,000. Amongst the posters he’s been charged for is posters for “The Hunger Games”. According to the L.A. Times, Christian Eric Stevens took the posters from bus shelters to sell online.
The thefts allegedly occurred in the San Fernando Valley from June 2011 until this week, he was charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors for the theft, but Stevens pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count each of grand theft and receiving stolen property.
Los Angeles police reported that they purchased a poster online from the 36-year-old Stevens before it was discovered that Stevens had a trove of posters stamped “not for resale” at his home. Christian Eric Stevens is due back in court on April 9, he faces a maximum of five years in prison if convicted.