Prosecutor: Photo catches postmaster using stolen gift card
IDAHO CITY, Idaho (KBOI) – Prosecutors say the postmaster of Idaho City stole a $5 Target gift card enclosed in a greeting card that had been mailed from the city. Investigators say it was part of a “test mailing” after two complaints of mail that went missing last year.
Postmaster Teresa Belau appeared in court for her preliminary hearing Monday.
Boise County prosecutors entered a grainy surveillance photo into evidence. It was taken as the person was leaving the Target in Boise. Greg Johnson with the USPS Office of Inspector General testified that using the serial number on the gift card, Target was able to trace the transaction to its Boise location and find the surveillance image that corresponded to the person who redeemed the card.