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Authorities say a U.S. postal worker admitted to stealing over 6,000 greeting cards filled with cash and checks while delivering mail in Wisconsin. Ebony Lavonne Smith, 20, pleaded guilty last week to theft or receipt of stolen mail, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

According to the Sentinel, residents in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin began reporting that they were not receiving cards in the summer of 2017.

On Jan. 25, a test greeting card containing $20 and a transmitter that signaled when the envelope was opened was sent out to a Wauwatosa address, court documents stated. The card was placed under Smith’s route. Smith activated the transmitter when she opened the test card while standing outside her car, the report stated.

According to Fox News, Smith returned the $20 and later admitted to stealing the money to pay bills and take care of her four children. She said she stole cards one to two days per week. In July, a car registered to Smith was found at an auto salvage yard with 6,625 greeting card envelopes and 540 personal checks inside. The checks were dated between March 2017 and January 2018. Another 45 cards were unopened.

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3 thoughts on “U.S Postal Worker Steals Over 6,000 Cards Full Of Cash And Checks

  1. I always knew that some Postal worker’s were not HONEST-(hiding mail at their homes, instead of delivering it)–but this is a bit much.

    I am always careful to disguise the greeting cards that may contain a Gift Card.
    I NEVER send actual CASH in the mail.

    I hope this chick was FIRED and she is not allowed to draw her PENSION until she has made FULL RESTITUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • CHARITY DELL on said:

      L–I agree. These postal thieves should literally be forced to work for the victims they stole from. FULL RESTITUTION should be taken from their checks, then some jail time in THE BIG POKEY
      where they can attempt to steal from the other inmates. People who steal for a living should be DEPRIVED of a living! Her job should be given to another DESERVING person who knows how to deliver the mail without STEALING it!

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