Postal Worker Arrested for Stealing $20,000 Worth of Stamps


Of all the ways to pay off your mortgage, this one has to count among the most difficult. From CNN:

Postal authorities say a Michigan postal worker has admitted to stealing some $20,000 worth of first-class stamps since September and trying to sell them to online auction-site customers to help pay his mortgage.

Deputy Special Agent-in-Charge Breck Nowlin of the USPS Office of the Inspector General told CNN that John Auito, 42, of Macomb, Michigan has admitted to stealing stamps that were being shipped to retail stores, and he said he used the money from selling them to make delinquent mortgage payments.

Nowlin said Auito was contacting customers of the online auction site eBay, and offering to sell them stolen stamps at below-retail prices.