Video: Wisconsin Postal Worker Admits to Stealing Prescription Medications From Mail

A postal worker in West Bend is in big trouble tonight. The woman is accused of stealing prescription medications that were supposed to be delivered to the rightful owners.

The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General says the worker was questioned this week. During which, the worker admitted to stealing the medications, instead of delivering them. Continue reading

South Carolina: Post office armed robber gets seven years in prison

Columbia, South Carolina—- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Cory Thomas Sargent, age 23, of Barnwell, was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina, for Brandishing a Weapon During a Crime of Violence, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c).  United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs, of Columbia, sentenced Sargent to 7 years. Continue reading

Covina CA police look for suspect who attacked postal worker, tried to burglarize home

COVINA — Covina police today sought public help to find a suspect who assaulted a U.S. Postal Service employee and tried to burglarize a residence.

Officers were sent to the 300 block of East Cypress Street about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a possible burglary and a person down at the location.

“The first officer on scene found a USPS mail carrier on the ground bleeding from a head wound (in) front of a residence,” according to a police statement. “The USPS employee was lying at the curb line next to his USPS truck, and was conscious. … He told officers he was struck before he knew he was under attack and he had no idea what he was struck with or by whom.”

The postal worker, whose name was withheld, was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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Video: $11,000 in Checks Stolen From USPS Mailbox in East Harlem

Authorities say someone stole $11,000 in checks from a USPS mailbox in East Harlem over the last few months.

The checks were put into the mailbox between October and December by staff at the Boriken Neighborhood Health Center on Third Avenue, police say. Staff at the social services organization realized they had been stolen when vendors said they never received the funds. Continue reading

Jury Finds Postal Worker Guilty Of Theft Of More Than $2 Million In Social Security Checks From Mail

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury today found Stacy Darnell Mitchell (48, Tampa) guilty of theft of government property and theft of mail. He faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. His sentencing date has not yet been set. Mitchell was indicted on March 1, 2016. Continue reading

Man Who Wrote More Than $100,000 of Bad Checks at Texas Post Offices Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

FORT WORTH, Texas — A 46-year-old man, Ronald Hinshaw, who admitted writing numerous bad checks in U.S. Post Offices in Texas, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to serve 60 months in federal prison, a sentence higher than that recommended by the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. Continue reading

U.S. Postal Service truck burglarized in Chicago

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

A U.S. Postal Service truck was burglarized Monday morning in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

About noon, the 36-year-old woman returned to her federal vehicle in the 7500 block of South Peoria and found packages missing, according to Chicago Police.

The burglary happened sometime in the previous 15 minutes and one of the truck’s windows was damaged, police said.

The incident is the latest in a string of crimes involving package delivery trucks in Chicago.

Source: U.S. Postal Service truck burglarized in Englewood | Chicago Sun-Times