Video: Letter carrier arrested for mail theft had criminal record

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — The mailman accused of stealing cash and gift cards from customers on his Wyoming route is facing federal charges.

The complaint filed by the United States Attorney’s Office in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids alleges that Alexis Odelin, 26, stole $452 worth of gift cards, cash and other valuable items from greeting cards sent to residents on his mail route.

Target 8 first reported the allegations against Odelin in June after a customer recorded the former mailman on camera.

“That was our mailman,” said Judy Benham, who lives on 43rd Street off Byron Center Avenue.

Target 8 discovered that Odelin pleaded guilty to shoplifting just two months before the USPS hired him in October 2015. In fact, Odelin was still on probation for the shoplifting case when he started work as a letter carrier.

“So why did they hire him?” questioned Benham.

Source: Target 8: Letter carrier arrested for mail theft had criminal record | WOODTV.com