US Postal Service Supervisor Accused Of Stealing More Than $15,000

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — A U.S. Postal Service supervisor in New Jersey is accused of stealing more than $15,000.

According to the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s office, 35-year-old Amar Patel — a supervisor at the Riverside, Delanco and Delran post offices – was caught on surveillance video in January tearing open a sealed deposit bag, removing the cash deposits and placing the money into his pocket.

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The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General started investigating shortages in cash deposits reported at the three post offices beginning in July 2016.

Patel is accused of stealing $15,700 in U.S. Postal Service funds on 12 separate occasions from Feb. 20, 2016, through Jan. 14, 2017.

Patel faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


One Comment

  1. Hilda Downen says:

    I worked for the USPS for 30 years as a craft employee and a Supervisor. During my 30 years, I aw a lot of people terminated for theft. I have never understood this as the pay for Postal Workers is really good. It gives the rest of us a bad name. I’m embarrassed for the rest of us honest employees and retirees. Never would I have thought of doing such a thing. It is done every day unfortunately. I am glad when the thief is caught.

    1. As you know,postal supervisors are overpaid and there are other ways for them to steal from the Postal Service without opening mail and stealing checks and gift cards.

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