Postal employee admits to stealing more than 11,000 packages

HIGHLANDS RANCH – An overnight mail handler stole more than 11,000 packages over two years before he was caught by federal agents, 9Wants to Know has learned.

Upon being observed and caught by USPS special agents in January 2010, Schmauder admitted to stealing about 50 packages two or three nights a week since January 2008.

The thefts “became addictive and escalated over time” said Schmauder, according to court documents.

He targeted boxes from online retailers including, stealing CDs, DVDs and Victoria’s Secret lingerie.

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