Top postalnews.com stories of the week May 12-18

  1. California postal inspector charged with stealing money orders from the mail 
  2. USPS employee says she’s not being paid after traumatizing incident on the job 
  3. NALC Statement on Postal Service’s 2019 Q2 Financial Report 
  4. USPS reports $2.1 billion loss for 2nd quarter 
  5. Mail carrier needs surgery after dog attack in Michigan 
  6. How savvy criminals are using Informed Delivery to grab your mail 
  7. Mailhandlers Union Releases Details on RI-399 Payments 
  8. NAPS Chat podcast with NAPS Executive Vice President Ivan Butts 
  9. Minnesota postal worker sentenced to prison for firing shotgun at Federal Reserve Bank 
  10. OSHA Cites Iowa Post Office For Blocked Exits and Failing to Train on Emergency Plan 

California postal inspector charged with stealing money orders from the mail

Daron Tarver, a thirteen year veteran postal inspector from Northern California, faces up to five years in federal prison after being charged with stealing money orders from the mail. Tarver is alleged to have enlisted the help of a supervisor at a Modesto post office with whom he was in a relationship. The supervisor would send Tarver photos of suspicious packages, and he would tell her which items he wanted her to hold for him. Tarver would open the packages and remove money orders, presumably the proceeds from drug shipments, before resealing the packages. Continue reading

Reward of up to $100,000 offered in the Cold Case Homicide of USPS Contract Driver

Memphis, TN –Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Tennessee, Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office, the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), and the Memphis Police Department (MPD) today announced a reward of up to $100,000 in a renewed effort to gain additional information about the 2001 unsolved murder of U.S. Postal Service Contract Driver Larry Vinson. Continue reading

Minnesota postal worker sentenced to prison for firing shotgun at Federal Reserve Bank

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS WOOD, 43, to eight months of confinement after firing three shotgun rounds at the Federal Reserve Bank building in downtown Minneapolis.WOOD, who pleaded guilty on December 17, 2018, was sentenced before Chief Judge John R. Tunheim in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Continue reading