Two Maryland post office managers charged with taking bribes

fbiThe small grassy hill and handful of hedges around the United States post office in Waverly aren’t much to look at. But federal prosecutors allege that for branch manager Richard L. Wright III, the grounds were a cash cow.

Authorities filed criminal complaints against Wright, 46, of Essex, and Kimberly Parnell, 43, the manager of the Pikesville post office branch, accusing them of collectively taking tens of thousands of dollars in kickbacks from landscaping and janitorial contractors who had been paid based on bogus invoices.

From 2007 to February 2013, authorities say, a contractor at the Waverly branch had been paid $419,000 for work that had been partially completed or, more often, not done at all. Prosecutors said the tab was more than $32,000 at Parnell’s Pikesville branch.

Read more: Waverly, Pikesville post office managers charged with taking bribes – baltimoresun.com.

  • Best mailman ever

    This is shocking to who? They just got caught. There are many others.

  • DA

    the badboy of Baltimore

  • 30 Year Vet

    Just typical postal management. They’re thousands of them just like those two. They walk the floor like they rule the world. Abuse,yell,threaten,steal,cheat,lie. As they sit back and collect unworthy paychecks month after month.

  • Vera waiting list

    I thought it was only craft employees that were capable of such snake in the grass crimes. Compared to taking an extra 10 to 15 minutes to talk to a customer about basically small talk. I guess his conversations with the supposed contractors are based on tens of thousands, while my ot is based on time nand a half per hour. Thought about management but I dont have what it takes. I wanted the money but I have morals .

    • common sense

      You’re right- a letter carrier would never do this! Of course, he might embezzle the life savings of a disabled veteran, but still…

      • Toejam

        LOL w/ common sense.

  • LUV the USPS

    Believe me both of these individuals were snakes. Knew both of them. Plenty more just like these two in Baltimore. Liars, Cheats and Thieves! Baltimore Post Office needs a lot of cleaning up on the management side. Just check all of the falsified time records for starters.