LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) – Equipment belonging to the U.S. Postal Service might appear minor if it ends up missing. But multiple thefts cost the agency – and you – plenty.
Investigators set up a sting operation at a White Plains, N.Y., postal yard. The targets of the suspect were pallets – huge containers that transport mail from one postal facility to another.
Steven Ianaccone, an independent truck driver who delivered mail to the facility, had access to these pallets and was selling them to a recycling plant.
“We were able to set-up a buy, in which we provided Mr. Ianaccone with investigative funds, that is money to purchase that and even rented a Ryder truck for him,” said U.S. Postal Inspector Zajo Hoti. “He drove it into the facility, as always.
”From there, authorities followed the Ryder truck to a third party who was prepared to pay thousands of dollars for the valuable pallets.