Handsworth postal worker jailed for stealing chequebooks

A postal worker has been jailed for seven years for stealing hundreds of chequebooks from the sorting office where he worked in a £1.2m fraud.

Paul Akuda, 64, was found guilty last month of conspiracy to commit fraud.

Akuda worked for Royal Mail at the sorting depot in St Stephens Street in Birmingham from November 2003 until his suspension on 26 May 2011.

The Royal Mail Investigations Department noticed a spike in the loss of mail and started an inquiry in 2010.

Read more: BBC News – Handsworth postal worker jailed for stealing chequebooks.