Wednesday, May 30, 2007

thanks for the graduation money, grandma!

Mail buried at postal worker's home

Meiling Arounnarath and Benjamin Niolet, Staff Writers

A postal worker rooted through years of mail looking for cash, credit cards and checks before burning and burying piles of envelopes in her yard with the help of family members, authorities said.

Investigators recovered two dozen bins of letters, paychecks and credit card bills inside and outside the home, some dating to 2003.

...four others face charges in an operation that investigators say pilfered everything from insurance cards to students' graduation money.

So this lady stole US Mail looking for cash and goodies mailed to others since 2003, huh? Given many teens' reluctance to acknowledge receiving checks from relatives, I'm not certain anybody would have noticed the discrepancy right away.

Well, maybe the teens would have.


Blogger Lamar The Revenger said...

No wonder I only got about 50 dollars for graduation. And I thought my whole family was cheap....

Thursday, May 31, 2007 3:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Re: money said...

This kind of thing is usually associated with countries like Colombia, India or Russia, but stolen mail in the US? This really undermines my trust!

Friday, June 01, 2007 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger The Sarcasticynic said...

Lamar, see? The family's off the hook.

Phantasmix, yes, but in the US it is extremely unusual to see things like this happen. The maximum penalties for stealing and conspiracy to steal U.S. mail are 5 years in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. The odd thing is that many of the culprits are US Postal workers.

Saturday, June 02, 2007 7:09:00 AM  

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