Tampa postal inspector admits to stealing money orders from mail

From the Tampa Bay Times:

A Tampa postal inspector resigned in disgrace in July and admits to embezzling $5,000 in mailed money orders before reporting his lapse to a superior, a new court record shows.

John P. Ebsworth-Mojica, 40, said in a plea agreement filed Wednesday that he took a parcel containing five Postal Service money orders worth $1,000 each, all purchased in March and mailed from an unidentified Tampa post office.

His plea agreement describes him brazenly using his own checking account at the Tampa Postal Federal Credit Union on June 12 to cash one of the money orders, which bore his signature.

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