USPS Worker Charged With Attempting to Steal Mail

Friday, Jun 3, 2011  |  Updated 3:58 PM EDT
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USPS Worker Charged With Attempting to Steal Mail

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A postal employee has been charged with attempting to steal mail with checks and cash for two charities.

Lisa Hunter was arrested Thursday morning after a police officer working for the postal service saw her attempting to leave a post office mail processing center in northeast Washington with a cart
full of mail.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, the officer stopped Hunter and found she had over 900 pieces of mail.

The envelopes contained checks and cash and were addressed to one of two charities: World Villages for Children, which provides food and education to children around the world, or Help Hospitalized Veterans, which distributes therapeutic arts and crafts to veterans.

If convicted Hunter faces up to five years in prison.

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