A private carrier is answerable for any theft of the goods (or any complicity in theft) by an employee acting in the course of his employment1. For this purpose, an employee is deemed to act in the course of his employment whenever he steals or participates in the theft of goods which the carrier has entrusted to him2. For this liability to attach, the carrier must have delegated to the employee the performance of some part of the carrier's original duty of care towards the goods
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