Southern Illinois Postal Carrier Arrested For Stealing Mail

WBBM Newsradio Staff
July 12, 2020 - 5:37 pm
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GOREVILLE, ILL. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A southern Illinois postal worker is accused of stealing mail.

Prosecutors said 27-year-old Brittany Freeman has been indicted on four counts of theft of mail by a postal service employee.

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Freeman worked as a mail carrier for the Goreville post office, about 330 miles south of Chicago.

She's accused of stealing more than $500-worth of rebate checks sent by Menards to customers along her mail routes in February and March 2020.

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She'll be arraigned on July 27.

The charges resulted from a referral and investigation by the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General.

Each of the four felony counts is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.