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.

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