Thieving mailman will keep pension

Thieving mailman will keep pension

There are 35 comments on the Evening Sun story from Dec 18, 2008, titled Thieving mailman will keep pension. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

The Hanover-area mailman who pleaded guilty to stealing mail will not lose his pension nor will he be charged again if new victims come forward, according to a U.S. Postal Service official.

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West Chester, PA

#1 Dec 18, 2008
Should of been charged with each theft separately, unless they all happened on the same day. he made a deal and plead guilty. It pays to steal for first time offenders!

Westminster, MD

#2 Dec 18, 2008
look around you, apparently it pays to steal period.
Bill-Littlestown Pa

Westminster, MD

#3 Dec 18, 2008
What is wrong with the court system?? Or maybe the Fed's. Who's this guy related too?? No jail, keeps pension...Why not send him back to work. Maybe he can make a bigger score next time.
A reader

York, PA

#4 Dec 18, 2008
So how do we teach our children that it's not right to steal; our older "role-models" steal, and get slapped on the wrist. I hope the restitutions we paid out of his pension four-fold to make up for the gifts not getting to the people on time. He ought to be branded with a large "T" on his forehead that stands for thief.

Since: Aug 08

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#5 Dec 18, 2008
Break the law and walk away with a pension. Sounds like the U.S. Congress.

Scranton, PA

#6 Dec 18, 2008
The court system and the U.S. postal service are as guilty as he is for allowing him to get away with the theft.

Westminster, MD

#7 Dec 18, 2008
SAA wrote:
Break the law and walk away with a pension. Sounds like the U.S. Congress.

Westminster, MD

#8 Dec 18, 2008
so much for messing with mail being a federal offense. I agree with SAA.

Baltimore, MD

#9 Dec 18, 2008
I thought that theft meant theft no matter who you were, where you lived/worked and whether federal or local? What are we teaching our kids is the right question. This is absolutley sickening to me that another individual got away with this scheme and got the "slap on the wrist".

Mount Aetna, PA

#10 Dec 18, 2008
What else was he stealing that no one knows about?
Here’s some important information for all postal workers:
“...because the total monetary value of the theft charges was $1,211, it didn't put him at risk of losing his pension.”
“...generally speaking, pensions are only at risk to be garnished or removed in high-value embezzlement or theft cases and would be up to the discretion of the judge.”(...unless, of course, it’s the Judge’s mail that’s being pilfered)
Actually just two more reasons not to use the USPS this Holiday Season, how about another increase in the price of stamps?...USPS bailout anyone? Put this dinosaur to rest and privatize mail service.
Mom to 3 great kids

Westminster, MD

#11 Dec 18, 2008
This is freaking ridiculous. Ok, lesson to all apparently is, it's ok to steal, get caught but you won't lose your pension or have any civil suits against you because you 'only' stole from x amount of people and less than x amount of money.

If I would steal from my employer, my @ss would be in jail not to mention the civil suit!!!! UNBELIEVABLE here.

Newsflash, this is your USPS and your courts at work for you!!!
ex mailman

Plainfield, NJ

#12 Dec 18, 2008
reminds me of Charlie ,the old postmaster at Gardeners post office,he stole more then 50,000 dollars and did no jail time and gets his pension hmmmmmm i guess he is glad that they have unions
joe ski

Baltimore, MD

#13 Dec 18, 2008
Fantastic, our tax dollars at work. Wonder where all the mail he put in the trash went. Unreal, keep your pension-that is just unreal. I wish I could send him a xmas card with money in it and it would be gone when he got the card.

Harrisburg, PA

#14 Dec 18, 2008
This is outrageous ! What is wrong with this world !
This guy should be in jail for a long time. There is no wonder there is so much of this kind of thing going on in the world. What does this teach our children? It's ok to steal, just don't steal so much. You'll just get a slap on the wrist. Chances are this guy will be out there doing it again somewhere. Beware!

Columbia, PA

#15 Dec 18, 2008
This is a crock of bullcrap! PROBATION!!!!HOUSE ARREST!!!!! I do believe him loosing his pension would hurt his family most, but....This man betrayed public trust for a lengthy time and stole from them, and he does no jail time!!! I no longer have any faith in our judicial system

Myerstown, PA

#16 Dec 18, 2008
I wonder if it hurt when the judge SLAPPED his hands....
Ms Pussyfoot

Newville, PA

#17 Dec 18, 2008
That's okay...everytime I mail a gift card or a few bucks to my grand kids they get an opened empty card in the mail. I called the post office to complain & they told me to stop sending things of value in the mail. How the Hell does the post office know that there's a 5 dollar bill or a gift card in a card that's sealed in an envelope? Is someone on the night shift x raying envelopes?
Postal Patron

Columbia, PA

#18 Dec 18, 2008
Thanks! You just told all mail persons that it is fine to steal our mail and anything that is in it! I will never feel safe again mailing anything of value over one cent. I hope you are happy!
I guess it is WHO you know and Who you ---w!
Postal Patron

Columbia, PA

#19 Dec 18, 2008
unbelievable wrote:
I wonder if it hurt when the judge SLAPPED his hands....
He probably had the same smurk on his face as OJ did when he got away with murder. I hope they do catch this guy the next time. Come on he got away with a federal crime (stealing mail) once; he'll try again!
Postal Patron

Columbia, PA

#20 Dec 18, 2008
The Judge would have been better off taking out a news headline in the local papers stating the following."USPS Can Steal From You With Impunity!"I am a Federal Worker myself and have seen other's fired over much less.It seem's we have the finest justice system money can buy!

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