CROWN POINT — A 25-year-old postal worker was charged Thursday in Lake Criminal Court with official misconduct and three counts of misdemeanor theft on allegations she stole mail in Highland.
The U.S. Postal Service learned Jan. 4 that two Target gift cards were missing from mail sent to a resident in the 8400 block of Fifth Place in Highland, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Iesha L. Crumpton was a substitute mail carrier on the resident’s route who had previously been suspected in 2015 of opening mail, the affidavit states.
Police obtained surveillance footage from a Target store in Munster after they learned the gift cards were redeemed Dec. 11 and Dec. 23, according to the affidavit.