Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Rogue Mailman Caught with GPS Device

The New York Post reports authorities have nabbed a crooked Diamond District mail carrier with the help of a cleverly placed GPS after more than 25 packages containing diamonds and other valuables went missing.

According to the article by reporters Douglas Montero and Danny Gold,"Rogue mailman Shameek Dickerson's scheme came to light after customers along West 47th Street in Midtown began complaining that they never got packages they had been expecting."

"So investigators from the Post Office Inspector General's office and Manhattan DA placed a tracking device inside a package bound for the district that was designed to send out an alert when the parcel was opened.

"Dickerson claimed he had been forced to plunder Diamond District-bound packages after a man threatened to 'kill him and his disabled brother' if he failed to comply and hand over the spoils, a prosecutor said at his arraignment July 23."

The US Postal Service said mail theft is a "rare occurrence" among the city's 8,323 mail carriers.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM