INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Across the country, United States Postal Service and parcel service employees have been caught stealing your mail.In fact, the number of employees convicted of internal mail theft has increased nearly 36 percent in the past three years, an I-Team 8 investigation has uncovered.
According to the latest semi-annual report delivered to Congress, the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General reported that in the past year, 550 employees have been convicted of internal mail theft. That’s up from 352 convictions in 2013. The latest report published on Nov. 30, shows that special agents within the USPS Office of Inspector General closed more than 1,800 investigations into internal mail theft within the past year.