A spike in missing mail complaints at a midtown Atlanta U.S. Post Office led investigators to arrest a postal worker on mail obstruction charges.
Investigators with the Office of the Inspector General said they observed Ronald Paige stealing packages and rifling through mail.
During an interview with investigators, Paige admitted to stealing parcels for about two months. Some of the items he admitted to stealing include cellphones, mp3 players and Bluetooth devices.
“Regarding why he began stealing parcels, Paige stated he had a 6-month-old son who needed diapers, milk and food,” Investigator William Terrell wrote in a probable cause statement filing in United States District Court. “Paige stated he ran out of money and started stealing parcels.”