Richmond-area posts offices fined thousands for unsafe working conditions

RICHMOND, Va. — A CBS Problem Solvers investigation has revealed that since 2015, United States Postal Service offices in the Commonwealth have spent more than $461,000 in preventable fines to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.) More than $140,000 of that total, was paid out from Richmond-metro locations.

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“I don’t think they have any regards for safety,” former USPS employee Sigourdney Tabb said.

Tabb started her career as a mail carrier with the USPS in December 2018, at the 10509 Patterson Road location in Henrico County.

“Getting an offer at the post office, you think you`re set for life,” she said.

Tabb said she thought the job would safely take her into retirement, but two months after she started she quit because she said she wasn’t getting paid.

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Mississippi postal worker sentenced for embezzling mail

Jackson, Miss. – Latoya Rosell, 34, of Flora, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to two years of probation for embezzling mail matter during the course of her employment with the U.S. Postal Service, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Chris Cave, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office. Rosell was also ordered to pay a $1500 fine and $100 in restitution to one of the victims of her crime. Continue reading

West Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of Mail from Charleston WV PO

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man entered a guilty plea to the felony offense of stealing mail from a Post Office, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Joshua Hanshaw, 37, faces up to 5 years of incarceration and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on August 15, 2019. He will also be required to pay restitution back to the United States Treasury and any mail theft victims. Stuart praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Charleston Police Department. Continue reading

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