Those numbers are much higher than the same period in 2014, when the post office reported 846 investigations that led to 173 arrests, 129 indictments or bills of information, 186 convictions and 484 administrative actions.
First assistant U.S. attorney Vipal Patel said postal customers who aren’t receiving mail or getting mail that’s been tampered with can contact their local postmaster, the OIG at www.uspsoig.gov or (888) USPS-OIG or a federal prosecutor’s office.
The other four local postal workers all have received probation and been ordered to pay restitution:
- In May 2014, former Dayton postal worker Mark E. McCurry was accused of theft of mail after he allegedly stole more than 1,000 Netflix DVDs in 2012. In November 2014, McCurry was placed on four years' probation and ordered to pay restitution of 10,894.60.
- In March 2015, former Dayton postal worker was accused of stealing and using gift cards and having a stack of undelivered mail in his vehicle from 2010 until 2015. In November 2015, Young was sentenced to four years' probation and ordered to pay $4,680.29 in restitution.
- In June 2015, former Germantown and Farmersville postal worker James K. Hubbard was accused of embezzling about $14,600 from January 2008 through 2011. In December 2015, Hubbard was sentenced to five years' probation, 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay $14,600 in restitution.
- Also in June 2015, former Dayton postal worker Charles Davis Jr. was accused of stealing and using gift cards from Target, Walmart and Toys R Us and taking cash and money orders. In December 2015, Davis was sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay $315 in probation.