Postman “stole 76,000 items from mail”

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If you’ve had parcels or letters go missing in the Northumberland area, we may just have discovered what happened to them. A postie pleaded guilty today to taking 76,000 items from the mail in the two years to September 2009. His flat became so full of the stolen post that he had to move in with his mother. Up to 1000 items were burned, but the rest should, eventually, be forwarded to their intended recipients. Sentencing is not until June, but the judge warned that the 38 year old man faces jail.

9 Responses

  1. And as far as ebay are concerned.
    It’s the sellers’ fault and the sellers MUST be punished.

  2. that bugger owes me a fortune from
    birthday cards presents etc to grand children and relatives

  3. and its as much royal mails fault as it is the posties
    how on earth did he manage to get away with so much for so long,
    Royal mail should have an easier fast track reporting system ,where folks dont need a week off to fill the forms in,
    I dont want their daft book of stamps I want the bloody mail to be secure

  4. Royal Mail should have an online missing post reporting system linked to a database with a real time heat map on their website showing missing post hotspots.

  5. Sorry but I just have to ….

    Postman Pat, Postman Pat
    Postman Pat is a thieving t***
    Early in the morning
    Just as day is dawning
    He picks up all the post bags in his van.

    Postman Pat, Postman Pat,
    Postman Pat is a thieving t***
    All his post goes missing
    As your day is just beginning
    Pat feels he’s a really happy man.

    Everybody knows, his bright red van
    All the public will hate him as he as he steals from them
    Maybe
    You can never be sure
    They’ll be nothing
    Ring
    Nothing through your door
    Hay hay

    Postman Pat, Postman Pat
    Postman Pat is a thieving t***
    All his post goes missing
    As your day is just beginning
    Pat feels he’s a smug little man
    Pat feels he’s a smug little thief
    Pat knows he’s really a thieving t***

  6. 76k items @ 1/2 claim rate (only 1/2 senders claim) + 1/2 value refund claims(royal mail only pay 1/2 of value).
    SOMEONE IS GOING TO MAKE ALOT OF MONEY OUT OF THIS ONE.

    We’ve just ‘lost’ 3 items (again) & the reporting proceedure is just to long & tales to long to settle, but maybe that’s the intention!!.

    An easy way is an online reporting system stating postal date + house # + postcode. I recently put this to a RM rep & they agreed it was a good idea, but nothing will be done, as the workload would probaly cause the RM site to crash.

    The above would also help identify would be serial claimers………the one’s that screw us over time & time again.

    Steve Antony Williamsl Dose not ryam properly!!!!.

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