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. 

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