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DA: Postal worker stole checks from the poor and homeless

October 2, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn district attorney says a postal worker stole checks made out to poor people on her route, including residents of a homeless shelter.

District Attorney Eric Gonzales says the 29-year-old woman teamed with three other defendants in the scheme — stealing more than $29,000 over a period of three months. The Daily News reports the stolen checks ranged in value from $100 to more than $1,000 and belonged to 66 different victims — including eight residents of a facility for homeless people in New York City.

The four suspects were arraigned Monday in Brooklyn Supreme Court on multiple charges that included grand larceny and identity theft.

Gonzales says the postal worker and her co-defendants violated the public’s trust by engaging in the scheme.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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