Postal employee charged with theft of thousands of credit cards

And then sometimes, it’s still just low-tech old-fashioned theft:

A former U.S. Postal Service employee appeared in federal court earlier this month after agreeing to plead guilty to stealing and selling thousands of credit cards from the mail, the Justice Department said.

The 48-year-old California man, who had worked for USPS for more than 20 years, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, according to the department. While he entered not guilty pleas at the July 5 appearance, and the judge set an Aug. 30 trial date, DOJ said it was likely that the man would plead guilty to both counts at a separate change-of-plea hearing.

According to court documents, the former employee—who had worked at the USPS Santa Ana Processing and Distribution Center as a mail processing clerk since 1989—allegedly stole at least 6,240 credit cards from undelivered mail between Oct. 6, 2014, and Oct. 6, 2015, while working at the facility.

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