San Diego County man admits stealing $84,000 in Pillow Pets
A San Diego County man who stole an estimated $84,000 worth of Pillow Pets from his former employer's warehouse has avoided time behind bars.
Danny Ray Wright was sentenced Tuesday to 15 days of community service and three years of probation after pleading guilty to grand theft and burglary of more than 3,500 of the animal-shaped pillow toys worth more than $84,000, prosecutors said.
Wright was arrested last month after police found a stash of the the stuffed animals in his Carlsbad home and two storage lockers in Oceanside. Police had been investigating Wright since January, the North County Times reported.
Pillow Pets are manufactured by CJ Products, where Wright worked as an independent contractor, the newspaper reported.
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