New York Postal Worker accused of stealing gift cards, cash, checks from the mail

The Cobleskill Police Department announced the arrest of Joel C. VanSteele, age 21, of Schoharie NY, on 05/17/2017 at 11:58 am on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges. After receiving multiple complaints of missing mail items, the Cobleskill Police Department began an investigation in cooperation with Special Agents of the US Postal Service Office of Inspector […]

Louisiana letter carrier pleads guilty to stealing cell phones from mail

3/29/17 LAFAYETTE, La. – Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that an Opelousas mail carrier pleaded guilty to stealing cell phones from mail. Tremayne Cluse, 24, of Arnaudville, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carol Whitehurst to one count of theft of mail by a postal service employee. The plea will […]

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 8 Individuals Charged In $158 Million OWCP Health Care Fraud Scheme

March 24, 2017 DALLAS – An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas this week, and unsealed today, charges eight individuals with offenses related to their participation in a health care fraud scheme, announced John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. The defendants charged are:      Jamshid Noryian, aka “James […]

Florida Postal Employees Prosecuted For Conspiracy To Defraud US And Theft

February 3, 2017 – Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the arrest of U.S. Postal employee Badi Mohamed (30, Jacksonville) on January 31, 2017, for conspiracy to defraud the United States, theft of government money, and theft of mail. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment, and he could […]

USPS OIG issues report on Michigan facility where 5 postal employees deaths prompted safety concerns

1/25/17 USPS OIG: Environmental Conditions at Michigan Metroplex Processing and Distribution Center Management Advisory Report This report presents the results of our follow-up to the management alert issued February 22, 2016, regarding the malfunction of the methane detection system observed at the U.S. Postal Service Michigan Metroplex (Metroplex) Processing and Distribution Center in Pontiac, MI. […]

Texas postal worker faces five years in prison for working as a personal trainer while collecting workers comp

Jan 4, 2017 DALLAS — Less than one week before her trial was scheduled to begin in federal court in Dallas, a Grand Prairie, Texas, woman, Andria Victoria Booker, a/k/a Andria Victoria Crosby, 36, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to one count of making false statements or fraud to obtain federal […]

OIG: USPS FY2016 turnover rate for non-career postal employees 43% – city carriers 60%

USPS’ FY2016 performance target for average annual turnover rates for non-career hires was 34.8 per cent. The Postal Service hires non-career employees to supplement its regular workforce and reduce staffing cost. As such, they created the rural carrier associate position in April 1987, PSEs in May 2011, and CCAs and MHAs in January and February […]

Florida letter carrier charged with throwing away mail in dumpster

A former postal carrier was charged with delaying and detaining mail in Broward County. Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Chris Cave, Acting Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG), made the announcement. John Henry Caddle, Jr., 58, of Hollywood, was charged by […]

Houston Physical Therapy Execs convicted of $9.6 million in false, fraudulent OWCP claims for postal workers

CEO, CFO and VP Convicted in Nationwide Worker’s Compensation Fraud Scheme HOUSTON – Several officials with Team Work Ready (TWR) have been convicted of conspiracy, health care fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. TWR had clinics in five states including Federal Work Ready in Houston, Alamo Work Ready in San […]