Wisconsin rural carrier sentenced for mail theft

Madison, Wis. – John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Belinda Chizek, 47, Prentice, Wis., was sentenced February 14 by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to two years of probation and fined $3,000 for felony mail theft of $500. Chizek pleaded guilty to this charge on December 15, 2016, in U.S. District Court in Madison. Continue reading

Video: Tulsa Family Says Mail Theft Led To Identify Theft

TULSA, Oklahoma – A Tulsa family says someone put their mail delivery on hold, and when the mail finally arrived, they realize someone stole their identity.

The Irvin family said it took them three days to realize someone was hijacking their mail, and identities, to apply for credit cards.

Rebecca and Richard Irvin knew something was wrong when the mail didn’t come. Rebecca tracked down her mailman to find out someone with a bogus phone number put a hold on it.

“It’s scary to think that somebody has your social security, your birthday and your whole address, and can go just hold your mail,” she said. Continue reading

Nearly 300 in Richmond join lawsuit against USPS over time card manipulation

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -Lawyers filed a collective action complaint with about 40 plaintiffs in federal court on Monday. It claims Post Office management “required…mail carriers to work ‘off the clock’ without compensation in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”

It further claims that employee time cards “have been deleted and/or altered by supervisors and management to reduce the total number of recorded hours worked and paid in a given day and/or week.” All, the suit claims, to avoid the expense of overtime. Continue reading