Monday, January 3, 2022

NYC postal workers stole credit cards from mail

Four mail carriers are accused of stealing mail, with cops saying they swiped credit cards and went on a $750k spending spree. An indictment accuses 10 of playing part in the scheme, four mail carriers with routes in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and Virginia. Michael Richards was the ringleader of the operation. He recruited postal workers to steal credit cards between 2017 and 2019.
The mail carriers were paid based on how well the hot credit cards performed.

Fraudsters stole more than 1,000 credit cards.
Purchases were mainly luxury goods, with labels like Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Cops were tipped off to the scheme by a credit card company that noticed a pattern of new credit cards not making it to their owners along certain postal routes.