Iowa Postmaster indicted on misappropriation charges

5/13/16 NORA SPRINGS – Nora Springs’s former postmaster has been charged with allegedly stealing from the postal service. A federal grand jury handed up an indictment charging DeAnn C. Lewman with two counts of misappropriate of postal funds and 42 counts of false entries. The indictment was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar […]

New Jersey Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty In Scheme To Steal And Cash Hundreds Of Postal Money Orders

5/3/16 NEWARK, N.J. – A Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a scheme to steal and convert hundreds of blank U.S. Postal Service money orders, resulting in nearly $200,000 in losses, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Jonel Normil, 26, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo to […]

North Carolina post office under investigation for alleged employee theft

5/3/16 WHITEVILLE – An embezzlement investigation is ongoing at a U.S. Postal Service office in Columbus County by the Sheriff’s Office, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Detectives were told of the alleged theft by an employee late last month, and expect to obtain a warrant soon, spokeswoman Michelle Tatum said. A total of $4,855 was believed […]

Three Connecticut Residents Charged with Cashing over $300,000 in Stolen Postal Money Orders

4/28/16 Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned a 15-count indictment charging MARC ALEXANDER, 35, of Stratford and Oxford, RACHAEL ALEXANDER, also known as Rachael Vierling, 38, of Stratford and Oxford, and BERNARD HARRIS, 42, of Bridgeport, with participating […]

Maine Postmaster Relief gets probation for stealing over $1,600

BANGOR, Maine — A Winter Harbor woman was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to three years probation for stealing more than $1,600 from money order payments while working as a relief postmaster in Sullivan, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.  Sandra Melnick, 53, also was ordered to pay $1,629.55 in restitution, a release issued […]

Tampa postal inspector admits to stealing money orders from mail

A Tampa postal inspector resigned in disgrace in July and admits to embezzling $5,000 in mailed money orders before reporting his lapse to a superior, a new court record shows. John P. Ebsworth-Mojica, 40, said in a plea agreement filed Wednesday that he took a parcel containing five Postal Service money orders worth $1,000 each, […]

Two Virginia postal clerks face charges of stealing money orders

Two Postal Support Employees (PSEs) facing mail theft of money orders According to court documents, Brandon Dandridge faces mail theft charges after several money orders from customers never made it to their destination. In some of the cases, the customer filed a complaint with the post office, only to find out the money orders had […]

Postal Worker charged with misappropriation of postal funds

Clearfield postal worker accused of taking money JOHNSTOWN – United States Attorney David J. Hickton announces that a criminal information has been filed in federal court in Johnstown charging a U.S. Postal Service employee with misappropriation of postal funds. The one-count information named Christina M. Belko, aka Christina M. Sopic, 28, of 11226 Krebs Highway, […]

Video: Oregon postal worker takes action to put crooks behind bars

MEDFORD, Ore. — It was an act of bravery and quick thinking at the Medford post office when a postal worker put an end to fake money orders circulating around the state. Mark Hawkins is a Sales Associate at the Medford post office on Riverside when he recognized a familiar problem in his own store […]