USPS: Watch out for payment device tampering

The Postal Service wants employees to keep an eye out for skimmers — small, hard-to-detect devices that fraudsters place over credit card readers to steal information. USPS recently discovered a skimmer attached to a payment device at a retail site in Great Lakes Area’s Gateway District. The skimmer was placed on top of the PIN…

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Two federal workers involved in shooting at Lovettsville post office

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, in a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, says it has been requested to conduct the investigation into the Lovettsville shooting in coordination with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. Here is the full press release from the sheriff’s office: “The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting…

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Postal Supervisor and His Half-Brother Charged in Theft of $240,000 from USPS Trucks

DOJ Press Release – July 27, 2019 LOS ANGELES – A United States Postal Service employee and his half-brother were arraigned this morning after being indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of participating in a conspiracy that caused nearly a quarter million dollars in losses in two armed robberies and the burglary of…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service: Testimony to U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (video)

U. S. Postal Inspection Service – Published on Jul 18, 2019 Criminal Investigation Group Inspector in Charge Delany De Leon-Colon testified on 7/17/19 before the Senate Special Committee on Aging on our efforts to combat scams.  

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Postal Bulletin highlights Delivering Protection to Every Address in America

Last year, the United States Postal Service® delivered over 146 billion pieces of mail to almost 159 million addresses. Who protects all this mail, the network of employees who deliver it, and the customers who receive it? The United States Postal Inspection Service® does. The Postal Inspection Service traces its history to August 7, 1775,…

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USPS OIG: Special Agents at Work

In a recent blog, we noted how we organize our work. Our blogs tend to feature our audit work because it allows us to seek input and feedback that can shape ongoing or future work. That doesn’t mean it’s quiet in the Office of Investigations. In fact, there’s always a lot going on there. Our…

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Ex-Postmaster charged with trafficking marijuana through Alaska post office

By Leroy Polk – February 22, 2019 ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The former postmaster of the Kotzebue post office was charged with trafficking marijuana through the mail using the office he ran to facilitate shipments for over three years. Shaun Pete Snyder, 34, is charged with possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute it, conspiracy…

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Bay Area Letter Carriers Sue USPS for Employing Serial Sexual Harasser

Press Release – January 15, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO (January 15, 2019) —Legal Aid at Work and Stewart & Musell LLP, with the support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, have filed a sex harassment lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service on behalf of two female letter carriers for failing to stop a serial harasser…

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