Postal employee resigns after investigation into mail theft

San Luis Obispo County Tribune-  A postal employee being investigated for mail theft from a San Luis Obispo post office resigned recently amid criminal allegations, according to a spokesman from the postal service.

Investigators from the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General said last week a worker at the main post office at 1655 Dalidio Drive was allegedly stealing mail.

Postal officials would not identify the employee.

Authorities began the investigation after a customer noticed a piece of mail was missing, according to spokesman Dan Mihalko.

“It was an allegation that came forward,” Mihalko said. “They were aware something that was expected didn’t show up.” Mihalko would not specify how much mail or what was allegedly stolen but said the thefts did not appear to be extensive, involve other employees or continue over an extended period of time.

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