Video: Austin cases highlight thefts inside U.S. Postal Service

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Records from the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General show 20 internal mail theft investigations in the Austin region spanning a more than five year period.

The cases range from San Antonio to Waco, with a few in Austin itself.

The records, obtained by KXAN News through a Freedom of Information Act Request include details of situations where investigators believe postal service employees stole gift cards, DVDs or other goods. In another case, investigators began looking into a claim that a postal worker was dumping mail into storm drains. An employee resigned after being questioned.

Source: MAP: 20 area postal employee theft investigations in recent years |