Video: New York letter carrier fired after stealing money from cards


Savannah, N.Y. (WHAM) – State Police arrested a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier Tuesday for allegedly stealing money out of cards on her route.

According to our news partners at the Times of Wayne County, Lindsay Snyder, 24, is accused of picking out what she believed to be greeting or birthday cards from customers on her route and steal any cash, or gift cards she found. Continue reading

Video: Stockton CA Hit by Increase in Mail Theft


STOCKTON — There’s an uptick in mail theft in California, according to the US Postal Service. Multiple Stockton neighborhoods are part of that trend after being hit by mail thieves throughout the last couple of months.

The most recent theft happened Sunday on Joshua Tree Circle.

Surveillance video from early Sunday shows two suspects drive up to the mailbox that’s shared by multiple homes. One pries open the mailbox and the other cleans it out. Continue reading

Video: Billings police investigate reports of mail theft, including absentee ballots

BILLINGS -The Billings Police Department is investigating recent reports of mail theft, including some absentee election ballots.

In a press release issued Friday, Lt. Neil Lawrence said there have been about 10 reported mail thefts in the past week.

Additionally, a number of residents have recently contacted the Crime Prevention Center office to report mail thefts, but did not file an actual police report, Lawrence said.

Officer Tom Keightly, Billings Crime Prevention Officer told Q2 News the incidents have been spread across Billings, from the west end, to the Heights and the city’s north side. | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage | Billings, MT

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Three men arrested in connection with assault on postal carrier in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer today announced the arrests of three Delaware County men charged in connection with the assault of a U.S. postal carrier.

The arrests were the result of an investigation by the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

The postal carrier suffered injuries to his head, back and arms as he was punched more than 10 times during the Jan. 30 assault in Morton, Delaware County, investigators reported in a criminal complaint.

“This was a brutal attack on a public servant performing his official duties,” Attorney General Beemer said. “Our office is fully committed to ensuring the individuals who carried out this attack are held responsible for their actions.”

The assault occurred on Harding Avenue. According to a criminal complaint filed in support of the charges, the driver of a Nissan vehicle pulled up and stopped directly in front of the postal carrier’s vehicle. As the postal carrier exited to deliver mail to residences in the area, the driver of the Nissan started a confrontation.

The driver asked why the postal carrier was blocking the road and yelled “this is my hood,” investigators reported. Later, as the postal carrier attempted to walk by, one of the individuals from the Nissan slapped a piece of mail from the carrier’s hand.

As he bent over to pick it up, the postal carrier said he was punched in the back of the head. Two other individuals from the Nissan joined in on the assault as the postal carrier was punched and kicked on the ground.

The alleged attackers are:

  • Mark Timothy White, 29, of the 200 block of Green St., Holmes.
  • Derek Alonzo Dawson, 23, of the first block of W. Ridley Ave., Ridley Park.
  • Joseph Douglas Marion, 20, of the 300 block of N. Morton Ave., Morton.

screenshot-2016-10-22-at-7-20-34-amEach defendant is charged with one count each of attempted aggravated assault, attempted aggravated assault/criminal conspiracy, simple assault, simple assault/criminal conspiracy, harassment and disorderly conduct. Each defendant was remanded to the Delaware County Prison in lieu of $500,000 bail. Preliminary hearings are tentatively scheduled for Oct. 27.

This case was referred to the Office of Attorney General by the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office.

Attorney General Beemer thanked the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Morton Police Department for their work on the investigation.

This case is being prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Noel Ann DeSantis of the Office of Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecutions Section.

(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)

Colorado Mail Carrier Indicted for Delay and Destruction of Mail

DENVER – Tayson Adam Hidalgo, age 22, of Sterling, Colorado, was arrested following the return of a one count indictment by a federal grand jury in Denver charging him with delay or destruction of mail, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General announced.  Hidalgo appeared before a U.S. Magistrate Judge on October 20, 2016, where he was read his rights and advised of the charge pending against him.  He was then released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.  He is due next in court on October 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. for arraignment. Continue reading

Louisiana postal worker pleads guilty to stealing more than $6,000

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Cottonport woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $6,000 from the Effie Post Office.

uspsoigChelsa Dobison, 26, of Cottonport, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of issuing fraudulent money orders. According to the guilty plea, Dobison was an employee of the Post Office in Effie, La. From January 2016 to April 2016, she issued $6,631.55 in money orders to herself without prepaying for them. This caused a financial loss to the Post Office. She resigned her position in April of 2016.

Dobison faces five years in prison, three years supervised release, restitution and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date of January 26, 2017 was set.

The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary J. Mudrick is prosecuting the case.

On 15th Anniversary of Anthrax Attacks, Workers Recall Those Who Died

Joan Jackson, sister of Joseph Curseen, is moved as she admires the monument. It is flanked by benches with the names inscribed.

10/21/2016Fifteen years after their deaths from exposure to anthrax-laden mail, Joseph P. Curseen Jr. and Thomas L. Morris Jr. were remembered by their co-workers at a reflective and joyful ceremony on Oct. 21.

A monument to the two APWU members was unveiled at the memorial outside the mail processing center that was renamed in their honor. More than 100 USPS employees and managers attended, as well as Curseen’s sister and brother-in-law.

Morris, 55, a 28-year USPS employee, died Oct. 21, 2001. Curseen, 47, a 15-year employee, succumbed a day later. They died of respiratory ailments after they came in contact with letters bound for Capitol Hill that contained the deadly toxin. Continue reading

USPS realigns Marketing and Deputy PMG functions

USPS is making changes within its Marketing and Deputy Postmaster General organizations to better serve customers.

“Although the entire organization is responsible for delivering excellent service and customer experiences, the following changes will sharpen our focus to more effectively reach and engage our customers, and bring their voices and rising expectations more prominently into our strategy development,” PMG Megan J. Brennan wrote in an Oct. 20 memo.


• Jim Cochrane, who previously served as chief marketing and sales officer, will now lead his organization as chief customer and marketing officer.

• Within this group, Cliff Rucker, who previously served as sales vice president, will become sales and customer relations senior vice president. He will continue to oversee Sales, while taking on added responsibility for the Business Service Network and Customer Care Centers.

• Steve Monteith, who previously served as executive director of product management for mailing products and shipping services, will now serve as marketing vice president. He will oversee Brand Marketing, Customer Engagement and Strategic Alignment, Customer and Market Insights, Industry Engagement, Product Management — Mailing Products and Services, Product Management — Shipping Products, and Stamp Services.

• The vice president position that oversees Consumer and Industry Affairs has been eliminated and the Consumer Advocate function will report to the chief customer and marketing officer. This is designed to elevate the voice of residential customers throughout the organization.

• The vice president position that oversees Global Business will also be eliminated and the organization is being modified to better align with core business units.

• Gary Reblin will continue to report to Cochrane as vice president overseeing Product Innovation.

Additionally, within the DPMG organization, DPMG Ron Stroman will continue to oversee Government Relations, Sustainability and Office of the Judicial Officer. He also will lead international efforts that involve public policy and oversee International Postal Affairs, a new function within his group.

The changes take effect Oct. 20.

Video: USPS ‘master key’ stolen, raises concern of mail thefts in Mill Creek WA area


MILL CREEK, Wash. – It’s a mail thief’s dream, stealing a Postal Service master key to all the mailboxes and blue collection bins in two zip codes.

On Tuesday, a mail carrier says a group of thieves started a conversation with her and distracted her long enough to grab her master key.  It happened in Mill Creek in the 98021 and 98012 zip codes. Continue reading

Paltry COLA Will Leave Postal, Federal Retirees Worse Off

10/20/2016The APWU has joined with 74 other organizations to urge Congress to correct an outrageous disparity, Retirees Department Director Nancy Olumekor reports.

Unless the legislature takes action, a miniscule 0.3 percent 2017 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for millions of retirees will result in a substantialreduction in the annuities of hundreds of thousands of postal and federal employees who are enrolled in Medicare. Continue reading