Postal worker stole 6,600 greeting cards filled with cash, checks, officials say

6,600 Greeting Cards Filled With Cash, Check, Gifts Allegedly Stolen By Postal Worker

A Postal Service employee took more than 6,600 cards containing cash, checks and gift cards from residents along her route, she admitted in a plea agreement with prosecutors.

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Ebony Smith took the greeting cards, pocketing $50 to $100 a week, WITI reported.

Residents began to wonder about their missing greeting cards, which started a U.S.  Inspection Service investigation.

Investigators sent a special blue envelope containing $20. When Smith opened it, a signal was sent to officials.

Investigators approached her outside of her vehicle where they found 31 greeting cards and 23 other cards near the front seat, WITI reported. The $20 was gone.

Her minivan was towed to a scrapyard, where workers found 6,625 greeting card envelopes and 540 personal checks.

Smith is awaiting sentencing.

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