Remember that Netflix DVD that never arrived, or that check that never showed up in your mailbox? It may well have been in the possession of Jeffrey Shipley, a Baltimore postal worker who’s been accused of stealing more than 20,000 pieces of mail over the past 20 years.
Shipley’s preferred theft objects were gift cards, credit cards, prescription medications, DVDs, and (gulp) passports. According to WJZ, he mostly stole from the Parkville Branch and the Catonsville Carrier Annex.
Recently, a Georgia postal worker accused of stealing checks was sentenced to 15 months in prison, and a seasonal worker from Oregon got 18 months for pocketing more than 50 gift cards. Of course, those guys didn’t have a 20 year history of postal theft behind them…
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