Postal Worker Accused Of Stealing Meds From War Vets, Selling To Others On Her Route

We’ve heard numerous stories about carriers for the U.S. Postal Service pilfering mail intended for others. But it seems like a lot of those stolen items just end up piling up in the carriers’ homes. Here’s a story of a mail carrier in California who robbed drugs intended for Peter to get paid by Paul.

According to authorities, the 15-year veteran of the USPS had allegedly been stealing prescription painkillers — Oxycontin, Vicodin — mailed to war vets in her area. She is then accused of selling those same drugs to folks along her route.

“She would say, ‘hey, if you need something, let me know,” one local man tells CBS Sacramento. “She doesn’t really care for authority and she does what she wants to do.”

The carrier is currently out on bail, but the local sheriff says he is now the subject of a federal investigation. In addition to the drug charges, police say they found stolen mail stashed in her house.

Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.