Former Secretary-Treasurer of APWU South Jersey Area Local sentenced for embezzlement

On June 17, 2020, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Camden), Robert Peter, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 526 (located in Blackwood, N.J.), was sentenced to six months of home detention and three years of probation. Peter was also ordered to pay $34,500 in restitution…

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$10K Reward for info on burglary and vandalism of Michigan Post Office

June 10, 2020 Description During the morning hours of May 31, 2020, the United States Post Office located at 120 Monroe Center St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI was damaged and burglarized during a period of civil unrest. The front window of the Post Office was shattered, and items were stolen from within. Miscellaneous Information The…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Employee safety during public demonstrations

Mandatory Stand-Up Talk June 5, 2020 Employee safety during public demonstrations The security of our employees, facilities, vehicles and the U.S. Mail is of the utmost importance to the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Postal employees are always reminded to be aware of their surroundings to protect themselves and each other….

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Reward offered for info on Burglary and Theft at Kentucky Post Office

(6/2/2020) The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) who burglarized the Combs, KY Post Office on August 28th, 2019 and May 18th, 2020.

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Former Groton Postmaster Sentenced for Stealing Government Funds

DOJ Press Release – June 2, 2020 BOSTON – A former United States Postal Service (USPS) employee was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for stealing approximately $7,000 in government money. Adam Lavertue, 37, of Dracut, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to two years of probation, 500 hours…

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Former Kentucky Postmaster Relief Sentenced for Embezzling

DOJ Press Release – June 1, 2020 FRANKFORT, Ky. – A former United States Postal Service (USPS) employee from Eminence, Kentucky, Christina Victoria Gregory, 33, was sentenced in federal court on Monday, to three years of probation, by U.S. District Judge Gregory VanTatenhove, after her conviction for embezzling postal funds. According to her guilty plea…

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USPS OIG urges employees to be on alert for mail theft of stimulus checks

The Office of Inspector General is strongly encouraging every employee to be on high alert over the coming weeks for any signs of mail theft. Capitalizing on this crisis to steal stimulus funds is against the law and will not be tolerated. The Office of Inspector General is coordinating with our federal, state and local…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service Handling of Suspected Marijuana Packages

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Inspection Service has efficient and effective controls to manage the Administrative Non-Mailability Protocol (ANP) program. Postal inspectors are federal law enforcement officers responsible for enforcing laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use. In 2016, the Postal Inspection Service implemented the…

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