USPS unveils “Message Monsters” forever stamps. 

TOPEKA, KS — The U.S. Postal Service has introduced four cute and crazy critters to make your mail a little more cheerful. The Message Monsters Forever stamps, complete with their own accessories in the selvage, will make a fun addition to any piece of First-Class Mail. A dedication ceremony for the stamps was held today at Redbud Park, in the NOTO Arts & Entertainment District, in Topeka, KS. Continue reading

Mail thieves caught on surveillance camera in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. – KTVU first reported a week ago that three mail carriers have been robbed in Oakland and Berkeley, plus one was a victim of attempted robbery.

Thieves stole keys from the carriers that are used to open mailboxes.

Now, we’ve learned that one of those keys may have been used to break into 24 mailboxes in one apartment building in Oakland’s Lake Merritt neighborhood early this week.

Kevin Harrington, the property manager, shared with KTVU surveillance videos of a mail theft that happened Tuesday around 2:40 a.m.

One video shows a man wearing a face covering casually walk up to a bank of mailboxes in the lobby.

He uses a key to unlock the panel, removes items and places them in a backpack.

Source: Mail thieves caught on surveillance camera in Oakland

Three Brothers Charged in Scheme to Defraud the United States Postal Service, UPS, and Citizens Bank

PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that brothers Zumar Dubose, age 32, of Atlantic City, NJ; Abdush Dubose, age 34, of Boynton Beach, FL; and Kariem Dubose, age 40, of Philadelphia, PA; were charged by Superseding Indictment on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The charges arose out of a scheme to defraud the United States Postal Service, United Parcel Service, and Citizens Bank of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Continue reading

Postal worker seriously injured while delivering mail in Michigan

WEXFORD COUNTY, MI. On Thursday, September 23, 2021, at approximately 3:18 p.m. a trooper and motor carrier officer from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Cadillac Post were dispatched to M-115 near S Mackinaw Trail for a two-vehicle crash in Clam Lake Township. The investigation revealed a semi-truck driven by a 60-year-old Hersey man was traveling SE on M-115. A United States Postal Service (USPS) truck driven by 55-year-old Leah Marie Tibbs from McBain was also headed SE on M-115 traveling on the shoulder. Continue reading

Congressmen Demand Answers from PMG on USPS Service Standards Changes

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. Gerald Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Rep. Stephen Lynch, Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, and Sr. Member Rep. Brenda Lawrence sent a letter to United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors Chairman Ron Bloom demanding answers on proposed service standard changes from the “Delivering for America” plan. Continue reading

USPS Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines

The health and safety of the Postal Service’s 650,000 employees who work every day to ensure that vital mail and packages are timely delivered to the American people, remains our highest priority. We will continue to take measures to protect the health and safety of our Postal workers that, given the critical role of vaccinations, includes encouraging all to get vaccinated. Continue reading

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Passing Altered Postal Money Orders

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ANTOINE MERCHANT, age 32, of New York, New York, pleaded guilty on August 26, 2021 to conspiracy to pass altered U.S. Postal money orders, passing altered U.S. Postal money orders and possessing stolen U.S. government property today before United States District Court Judge Carl J. Barbier of the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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