APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward

From the American Postal Workers Union:

03/20/2017 — On March 16, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “marked-up” and approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). A mark-up is a formal process where a congressional committee can consider and amend a bill before advancing it to the full House of Representatives or Senate.

Recognizing the need to set the Postal Service on sound financial footing, the APWU supported H.R. 756 advancing through committee. The favorable vote to move the bill out of the Oversight Committee is one of several key steps in a lengthy legislative process. Continue reading

USPS investigating destruction of mail at Oregon PO

GOLD HILL, Ore.– The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) is investigating the possible destruction of mail out of Gold Hill.

Real Estate Broker Tyler Weber said he delivered 175 post cards–advertising his real estate business–to the Gold Hill’s Post Office. Several days later, Weber received a call from a Delta Waters Car Wash employee; the employee found 141 of the cards in the trash. Continue reading

Vehicle drives through front of Jasper TN Post Office

A vehicle drove into the front of the Jasper United States Post office location on Main Street on Monday afternoon.

Officials with the Jasper Police Department tell us that the accident happened just after 12:30 PM CDT when the female driver of a late model red Chevrolet pickup lost control of the truck and crashed into the doors and windows in the front of the post office building while operating the vehicle in the parking lot area. Continue reading

Springfield MO Woman Pleads Guilty to Stolen Mail, Fraud

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., woman responsible for mail thefts from at least 40 victims in three counties, pleaded guilty in federal court today.

Lisa Beatrice Gee, 29, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to passing a forged check, credit card fraud and stealing mail. Continue reading

“Bad Santa” Sentenced for Stealing Packages from US Mail

On March 17, 2017, Cody J. Alexander, 26, of Coffeen, Illinois, was sentenced to federal prison for Theft of United States Mail, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Alexander who pled guilty on December 23, 2016, to one count of Theft of United States Mail, was sentenced to 10 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 months of home detention and 3 years of supervised release. He as was also ordered to pay restitution to those whose mail parcels and packages were stolen. Alexander took the packages while employed with a contracting company hired by the postal service to deliver holiday packages in December of 2015. Alexander admitted taking packages, opening them, and then pawning or attempting to sell at least some of the items at a pawnshop. Continue reading