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Swedish postal worker stole birthday card cash

TT/The Local/vt · 14 Feb 2011, 11:44

Published: 14 Feb 2011 11:44 GMT+01:00

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The thefts were discovered after a hidden surveillance camera was installed over her work area following a tip, the Sydsvenskan newspaper reported.

The woman, who worked in mail sorting, would open colourful greeting envelopes, then pocket their contents.

Posten">Posten began its investigation in mid-September 2010, using the filmed material as evidence and the woman was arrested at the end of the month.

Upon being reported to the police, the woman confessed immediately. A subsequent search of her home uncovered large quantities of gift certificates, discount vouchers and lottery tickets, Sydsvenskan reported.

A Posten investigator told police estimated the woman could have stolen anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand kronor per day.

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Several birthday cards, invitations and thank you cards were also found and police have managed to trace the majority of those concerned. A number of companies who sent gift cards have also been contacted in connection with the investigation.

The woman has been charged with breaching postal confidentiality and theft.

TT/The Local/vt (news@thelocal.se)

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12:50 February 14, 2011 by Rishonim
And she will get a harsh verbal warning and a promotion.
12:52 February 14, 2011 by darky
This is really bad ! Now the biggest is will she be punished accordingly or she will be sent to a psychiatrist? That is Sverige.............
13:21 February 14, 2011 by AmFly
I thought they only did that in 'third world countries'? Very interesting, Sweden
14:06 February 14, 2011 by bolababu
@AmFly; of course, blame it on the immigrants, before they came here, Sweden was an unblemished haven of phaedophiles and whores. innit?
14:26 February 14, 2011 by Radical1
haha exactly Rishonim!
14:55 February 14, 2011 by loudasthunder
who sends cash in the mail?

Not very smart, and very sad for the person who rightfully should get their gift card.

Shame on the thieving magpie.
16:21 February 14, 2011 by this_aint_sparta
My mom sent me shugo kronor on my graduation day from zulu tribe West Africa so I can buy something expensive but I never got that, and i was hurt for so many years, hand this woman to me and I will take her to my tribe for independant inquiry
19:48 February 14, 2011 by bolababu

if you had any brains, you would know that the Zulu tribe comes from Kwa-Zulu Natal province in South Africa, unless you are American of course.
09:31 February 15, 2011 by this_aint_sparta
@ bolababu thanks for the correction but what about the real issue of my missing 20 seks
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