Police have arrested Paul Hank, a distribution clerk at the Smithtown, NY post office, after he stole credit cards from the mail and went on a shopping spree, says Newsday
Consumers (who hadn’t received their new cards) but were getting statements full of fraudulent charges for restaurant meals, computers and power tools, notified the police.
Authorities arrested Hank after a two-month-long investigation conducted jointly by the Fourth and Sixth squads along with agents of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
Hank, of 16 Park Blvd., was charged with five counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and three counts of second-degree forgery, police said. He was released on bail.
Police ask that anyone who believes they may have been victimized to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.
Newsday says Hank has worked at the post office for 15 years. We wonder what made him finally embark on a life of crime after all that time?