USPS employee charged with stealing $3,000 checks from mail

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (KTRK) — A seasonal USPS employee allegedly stole checks and deposited them in her account in Friendswood, according to police.

Police said there was a fire at Westbury Post Office on Chimney Rock, so Jasmine Brown was assigned to stand at the door where customers left mail. Brown is in charge of placing mail in the appropriate boxes.

Four victims aged 64 to 74 reported lost checks by mail totaling $3,000. In effect, those checks are cashed by a mobile deposit.

The 74-year-old victim told police that he mailed the rent check by leaving it in his community mailbox and that the intended recipient would never receive it.

Another victim, 64, told police he gave a check to a female employee at Westbury PO, which was addressed to his brother, who never received the money.

Police said the 67-year-old victim also gave an envelope to a female employee at Westbury PO. When his brother received the envelope, it was opened.

A 66-year-old victim sent a check through a community mailbox that was never received by the recipient.

Brown has had no previous fees and posted a deposit of $2,500. Brown is no longer with the USPS, but it’s not clear if unemployment is related to the cases.

ABC13 is awaiting a response from the USPS.

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