A Wisconsin mail carrier is pleading guilty to stealing more than six-thousand greeting cards filled with cash and checks.
Ebony Smith was assigned to a couple of zip codes in Wauwatosa since 2015. An investigation was started after residents kept complaining they weren’t getting their cards. A sting operation involving a transmitter placed inside a decoy card led postal agents to make the bust.
An auto scrap yard also found thousands of envelopes and hundreds of checks in the back of a towed car they were preparing to salvage. Along with the cards was mail addressed to Smith. She admitted that she started stealing around 40-dollars a week from mail to help pay for bills and her four children. The amount later increased to around 50 to 100 dollars a week. Smith hasn’t yet been sentenced.