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Postal Carrier Sentenced For Stealing Mail, Cash And Gift Cards

Last month I wrote about the TSA employee that was stealing money from travelers as they proceeded through security checkpoints. I was shocked by this since we (or at least I) assume that people in their position are there to help us, not steal from us.

Well the world keeps turning and more people that I would consider to be trusted citizens of our society keep on shocking me.

On Friday, September 30, 2011 Michelle Lynn Bressette, a former postal carrier, was sentenced for stealing mail, cash and gift cards from residents on her route.

Postal Carrier Sentenced For Stealing Mail, Cash And Gift Cards

United States District Court Judge David S. Doty sentenced Michelle Lynn Bressette, age 44, of Jordan, to three years of probation, including 90 days of home confinement on one count of theft of mail matter. In addition, she was also ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution. Bressette was indicted on March 15, 2011, and pleaded guilty on May 25, 2011.

In her plea agreement, Bressette admitted that from December of 2009 through October 21, 2010, while employed at the Prior Lake Post Office, she embezzled letters and mail, namely magazines, which were entrusted to her. In addition, she admitted stealing and removing the contents of some letters, cards, and other mail, specifically, cash and gift cards.

If we can’t trust the mail man, excuse me, mail person, then who?! If you’re in the Minneapolis area you better double check with Grandma if she sent any checks your way.

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