Idaho City postmaster accused of stealing mail

IDAHO CITY, Idaho (KBOI) – The postmaster of Idaho City faces a charge of grand theft after an investigation into missing mail.

Judge Roger Cockerille read from the complaint at Teresa Belau’s arraignment Monday. It alleges she “did wrongfully take a financial transaction card from the owner, the United States Postal Service.” That refers to a single gift card taken from the mail in late July.

Trudy Jackson, owner of Trudy’s Kitchen, said she’s had problems with the post office since 2003, including “my mail being opened and read and things being opened when I received them, things not arriving, checks disappearing.”

Jackson said she and others in Idaho City have complained to the U.S. Postal Service for years but she’d given up.

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