Crime Alert – Postal Problems

Are you missing something you expected in the mail?  It turns out a Santee postal worker has been arrested on suspicion of stealing mail.  Allen Pitman apparently covered an area around Mission Gorge Rd. and Cottonwood Ave.  According to reports, he would target anything that looked like a birthday/congratulations type card and check it for anything valuable (money, gift cards, etc.).  He had 30 gift cards as well as W-2s and Social Security mail when he was arrested.  In addition to stealing off his route he may also have stolen items at the post office itself.  His activities may go back to 2005 – which is a lot of gift cards that might be gone.  If you think you may be missing something you expected, or if you sent something and it didn’t arrive, please contact the Santee Sheriff’s Department at 619-956-4053.

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San Diego Union-Tribune

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