Video update: Indiana rural carrier busted for allegedly stealing cash, gift cards from mail

MITCHELL, Ind. – Investigators say an Indiana letter carrier, trusted with delivering the mail, was instead stealing money from people’s birthday cards.

The U.S. Postal Service says it used special agents in a sting operation to catch the woman in the act in Mitchell in Lawrence County.

Mike Conley could hardly believe it happened, let alone three times.

“You just don’t expect that from somebody you trust,” Conley said. “You just feel like, ‘Hey, I’ve been cheated. I’ve been robbed.'”

He discovered gifts and cash missing from his own mailbox in November, February and again in May.

13 WTHR Indianapolis

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