Reporting Brad Segall
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By Brad Segall
ABINGTON, Pa. (CBS) — Here’s a good reason not to send cash through the mail: a former employee at the Abington (Montgomery County) post office is under arrest, accused of doing more than just sorting the mail.
Jamie Fletcher, 25, of Chew Avenue in Philadelphia, is charged with theft, receiving stolen property, and related offenses.
Abington police say she sifted through greeting cards being sent through the mail, in some cases opening the envelopes and stealing the enclosed cash or gift card.
Police say she would then reseal the envelopes and put them back in the stream for delivery.
Abington deputy chief John Livingood says Fletcher worked at the Abington post office between January and April of this year. “During that time period,” he says, “by her own estimation she probably got about five hundred dollars in cash and maybe ten gift cards.”
The US Postal Service and the Office of the Inspector General were also involved in the investigation.
Fletcher has been released on $10,000 unsecured bail and is due back in court for a preliminary hearing next month.