MCCORDSVILLE, Ind (WISH) — A mail carrier was arrested after being accused of stealing mail that had monetary value in McCordsville, Ind.
Authorities said Brett Teeter, 34, Pendleton, was caught on surveillance video using gift cards from the stolen mail. They said he also stole mail containing personal information, including tax refund checks.
Police said this is not the only crime he is suspected of committing.
According to court documents, a woman complained of suspicious activity but when police arrived to the scene of the complaint, no one was there, However, Teeter left evidence behind.
“Our night shift officers located four plastic bins that appeared to have undelivered mail in them that was also forwarded to postal inspectors,” said Chief Harold Rodgers of McCordsville Police.
A man complained that a greeting card he had mailed to his son in McCordsville, never reached its final destination. The envelope had two $100 gift cards inside; one for Lowes and one for Home Depot.
According to USPS records, Teeters is a Rural Carrier Associate, hired last November.