Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty to Stolen Mail, Fraud

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., woman responsible for mail thefts from at least 40 victims in three counties, pleaded guilty in federal court today. Lisa Beatrice Gee, 29, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to […]

Following Postal Issue in Richmond CA, Congressman DeSaulnier Acts by Amending Postal Reform Bill

Following Postal Issue in Richmond, DeSaulnier Acts by Amending Postal Reform Bill March 17, 2017 Press Release Washington, D.C. – A measure authored by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) was unanimously adopted by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee as a part of the bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 756), which has been years in […]

NARFE disappointed House Committee approved Postal Reform Bill forcing retirees into Medicare

NARFE Disappointed in Committee Action on USPS Reform Legislation 3/16/17 Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is deeply disappointed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, without addressing the serious concerns of 76,000 postal retirees who would be […]

Video: Colorado postal worker accused of faking cancer in order to use sick leave

Denver7 reporter Molly Hendrickson tells us a United States Postal Service employee is facing a number of fraud charges in connection to allegations that she faked a cancer diagnosis in order to use hundreds of hours of sick time.   Source: Affidavit: Postal worker forged doctor’s notes, faked cancer diagnosis to use sick time

OPM: Don’t Fall For a Fake Retirement Scam

From the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): 3/15/2017 Be on the Alert for an aggressive phone scam that targets Federal annuitants: The scammer claims to be an OPM employee.  The scammer threatens to end the annuitant’s retirement, threatens that a “magistrate” will criminally prosecute, and demands an immediate payment.  This is a government imposter scam […]

Robert Panara: Teacher and Pioneer of Deaf Studies to be Immortalized on a Stamp

3/15/2017 The Postal Service’s 16th stamp in the Distinguished Americans series honors Robert Panara (1920-2014), an influential teacher and a pioneer in the field of Deaf Studies. He inspired generations of students with his powerful use of American Sign Language to convey works of literature. At age 10, Panara was profoundly deafened after contracting spinal […]

Postmasters: House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Approves Postal Reform Bill

3/16/2017 From United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) Earlier today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 756, the Postal Reform Act of 2017, by voice vote. The bipartisan bill would help to stabilize postal finances and ensure its operational viability. H.R. 756 was the subject of UPMA lobbying efforts during the […]

Kansas Mail Carriers charged with stealing gift cards from mail, hiding and delaying mail

WICHITA, KAN. – A grand jury Thursday returned a federal indictment charging a mail carrier in Sheridan County with stealing mail, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. James N. Stephenson, 25, Hoxie, Kan., is charged with one count of theft by a postal employee, one count of unlawful possession of 15 or more stolen gift cards […]

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 3 in Connection with Shooting of Texas Mail Carrier

3/15/2017 In San Antonio this afternoon, a federal grand jury returned a 13–count indictment charging three San Antonio residents for their alleged roles in a mail theft scheme that involved the shooting of a U.S. Mail carrier last month in Spring Branch, TX, announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr.; Inspector in Charge Adrian […]