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OPP charge postal worker with theft of mail

A Prince Edward County postal worker is facing charges related to theft of mail in Sophiasburgh.

“In November 2012, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County detachment, working with Canada Post Security and Investigations Section began an investigation after a complaint was received regarding mail delivery service,” said constable Anthony Mann. “The investigation identified that mail deliveries had not been received, delivered or that the mail appeared to have been tampered with.”
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The investigation, lead to the arrest of 56-year old Richard Jewell of Sophiasburgh.  He has been charged with the following offences:

– Theft Under $5000.00
– Theft From Mail Sent By Canada Post
– Possession Of Property Obtained By Crime
He is to appear in court Feb. 27.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Prince Edward County OPP at 1-800-310-1122.

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  1. Marnie says:

    The court of County Live is not in session. No one is trying to blacken this mail carrier’s name. Charged is not convicted. What I find amusing is that the little mistake, no matter who made it, is regarded as such an innocent error, hardly anything of concern, certainly not a crime. Guilt is a matter for the courts to decide but make no mistake a CRIME was committed by someone.

  2. jimbo says:

    Let’s not find Rick guilty in the Court Of County Live.

    He has been a good and trustworthy mailman for us for the past 14 years.

    ” Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone “

  3. Not Nice says:

    Thank you Andrea Wierstra for the respectfull comment

  4. Marnie says:

    Murder is a crime but tampering with the mail is just an innocent mistake?? The courts will decide on the guilt or innocence of the individual who has been charged. I doubt the crime will be viewed as just a silly mistake.

  5. Andrea Wierstra says:

    Rick is a terrific mail-man! He is friendly and has always gone above and beyond the call of normal duty to bring us our mail.
    We miss you Rick.

  6. Jan says:

    This person is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. No one should be insinuating anything else!!

  7. Not Nice says:

    Murder is a crime and it happens every day more then onces you also have to think mail travels a lot if you don’t know the truth then quit saying things

  8. Marnie says:

    That’s not a mistake, it’s a crime. That it has happened here before makes it a little unnerving. We have a right to believe that our mail is secure.

  9. Not Nice says:

    Who cares if it has happened before people make mistakes and just because it is said dosent mean it has happen you have to think that not every thing is true

  10. fed up says:

    This is the second time in recent memory that this has happened. Are these people not vetted somehow, before they’re hired?

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