Undeliverable Bulk Business Mail (UBBM)Takes Center Stage in Postal Theft Trial
A former Window Clerk and Mail Distribution Clerk at the post office in Milton, Florida faces up to 5 years in prison. A jury convicted Tony Grimsley today of mail theft by a postal employee. Grimsley removed hundreds of valuable coupons from the mail for his personal use and benefit.
“U.S. Postal Service employees are given a special trust to properly handle mail that comes into their possession. When even one postal employee violates that trust, it is a cause of concern for all of us as customers of the mail system,” said United States Attorney Gregory Miller.
The evidence presented at trial included surveillance video and both oral and written confessions. Sentencing is scheduled for January 17, 2008. Grimsley faces a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.
Grimsley argued that his superiors and co-workers removed items from UBBM so he assumed it was okay to remove coupons from the mail. More later…..