Seven Brooklyn residents stole over $100K by cashing USPS Money Orders Multiple Times

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with United States Postal Inspector in Charge Philip R. Bartlett, today announced that seven Brooklyn residents have been indicted on charges of second-degree grand larceny, first-degree scheme to defraud and related charges for their role in an alleged scheme to fraudulently deposit the same United States Postal Service […]

Florida Postal Employee Sentenced To More Than 9 Years In Prison For Stealing Over $3 Million In Social Security Checks

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge James Moody today sentenced Stacy Darnell Mitchell (48,Tampa) to nine years and one month in federal prison for theft of stolen government property and mail theft.|  As part of his sentence, the Court also entered a money judgment in the amount of $2,085,649.50 and ordered him to pay restitution […]

Two New York men charged with $250,000 theft using altered USPS money orders

June 9, 2016 – Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe, together with Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of ICE- Homeland Security Investigations in New York, today announced the indictments of Lawrence Lazard (DOB 07/06/87) of 229 Route 202, Apt. 3N, Haverstraw, New York and Fabrice Stinfil (DOB 08/31/95) of 5 George St., […]

USPS Contracting Officer and Contractor Charged with Bribery Scheme in Connection with Awarding of Mail Delivery Contracts

A former U.S. Postal Service contracting officer, along with a mail delivery contractor, were indicted today for engaging in a scheme to defraud the Postal Service through bribery and kickbacks in connection with the awarding of contracts to deliver the mail. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney […]

Three N.J., residents charged in conspiracy to steal checks from mail and defraud banks in new jersey, pennsylvania and delaware

CAMDEN, N.J. – A woman and two men from Camden were charged today for their alleged participation in a scheme in which they stole business checks from the U.S. Mail in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, altered them, and cashed them using a series of conspirators, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Ivory Vernon, 29, […]

USPS: National Consumer Protection Week, March 2–8, 2014

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a federal program designed to heighten awareness of fraud and help consumers improve their ability to combat crime. During NCPW, federal, state, and local consumer protection agencies — together with consumer organizations and industry associations — launch consumer protection and education efforts around the country. This year, the Postal […]

USPS warns postal employees of ‘One-ring’ telephone scams

‘One-ring’ telephone scams can result in big phone charges The USPS Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) is warning employees of a scam involving “one-ring” telephone calls. Here’s how the scam works — the victim receives a telephone call that rings only once; or the caller hangs up just as the victim answers the phone. Believing […]