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Catonsville postman accused in theft of 20K pieces of mail
The Baltimore Sun ^ | 6-2-14 | Ian Duncan and Brandi Bottalico

Posted on 06/02/2014 2:25:16 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

A Catonsville letter carrier who worked for the postal service for more than two decades stole more than 20,000 pieces of mail, according to federal authorities.

Jeffrey L. Shipley is accused of pilfering checks and money orders. He is accused of filching passports and prescription medication. He is accused of pilfering credit cards and Mother's Day cards. He is even accused of stealing furniture from the United States Postal Service.

Shipley was charged in federal court last week with one count each of mail theft and delaying the mail.

Neither Shipley nor his attorney could immediately be reached for comment — he previously declined to talk to a reporter.

Shipley was hired in August 1993 and most recently worked Tuesday to Saturday out of a postal facility in Catonsville, according to court documents. He delivered mail to homes on Winters Lane, Old Frederick Road, Lincoln Park, Roberts Avenue, Shipley Avenue and Johnson Street.

The charges do not say when authorities believe Shipley began the thefts, but they started investigating him in February according to other court documents.

Investigators from the USPS Inspector General's officer initiated their case after receiving a tip over an Internet hotline that Shipley was stealing bagfuls of mail as well as taking jewelry, Netflix movies and passports from the mail, according to court documents.

As the investigators set to work, they met with people who provided photographs of Shipley's mail-stuffed apartment and interviewed people on his route who had previously complained about letters not arriving, according to the documents.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baltimore; mail; maryland; postal; postalworker; shipley; theft; usps

1 posted on 06/02/2014 2:25:16 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Maryland THE Freak state. Soon only insane people will live there.
3 posted on 06/02/2014 2:30:20 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

20 yrz?


4 posted on 06/02/2014 2:30:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: afraidfortherepublic

> He delivered mail to homes on Winters Lane, Old Frederick Road, Lincoln Park, Roberts Avenue, Shipley Avenue and Johnson Street.

They didn’t notice a pattern of theft on his routes until now?


5 posted on 06/02/2014 2:31:14 PM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I got to work with a retired state police detective. He explained that, in many cases, a single instance of official misconduct can be explained as a mistake. A continuing pattern? Plea bargain a deal and plead guilty.


6 posted on 06/02/2014 2:31:27 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

i know that this common...


7 posted on 06/02/2014 2:32:54 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Newman! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9_8YxDQYCo&feature=kp
8 posted on 06/02/2014 2:37:12 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

ONE count?


9 posted on 06/02/2014 2:41:14 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
ping!

I had a friend who was fired for a dust-up that started when the boss said he mailed her a check and she said it never arrived. They got into it and she got canned. Guess where he lived? Catonsville. Must have dropped it in his local postbox on the way home.

10 posted on 06/02/2014 2:42:06 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

O.K. I’m glad they got him. But when will we start getting the dirty beureaucrats & politicians?? They do more harm in a day than this guy did in twenty years. It really is time to drain the swamp.


11 posted on 06/02/2014 2:46:26 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (y)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I think it is each....20,000 counts total.


12 posted on 06/02/2014 2:50:04 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Affirmative action hire?


13 posted on 06/02/2014 3:00:02 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: F15Eagle

Newman just stored it in half of Kramer’s half-space he rented from Jerry
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And it only took Jerry half a day to do what normal ‘carriers’ took days to do....Also think Kramer said HE was under investigation because he(JS) not only got it done on Sunday but J had a 95% good delivery ratio when the norm was 35% - Which alerted the Post Office Department to the fact that a ‘phony’ mail carrier was on the route.


14 posted on 06/02/2014 3:02:54 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. (G Marx))".)
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To: xrmusn

Which put an end to Newman’s dream of being transferred to Hawaii, where the air is so dewy sweet you don’t even have to lick the stamps.


15 posted on 06/02/2014 3:49:51 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Telepathic Intruder

hoarding Victoria Secret catalogs no doubt...


16 posted on 06/02/2014 4:02:58 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...
As the investigators set to work, they met with people who provided photographs of Shipley's mail-stuffed apartment . . .

The USPS version of Hoarders!

17 posted on 06/02/2014 7:15:43 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: Albion Wilde

You need to get this back to your friend pronto. Maybe she can get her job back. Serious.


18 posted on 06/02/2014 7:52:38 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Oratam

I cannot believe you all missed the obvious Seinfeld episode regarding mail fraud, more relevant to this than other references!


19 posted on 06/02/2014 7:54:07 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Catonsville?

Oh noes!

The hippies are starting to ruin that great place.


20 posted on 06/02/2014 7:55:38 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I wonder if this letter carrier also had a scheme for driving to Michigan in a mail truck loaded with bottle returns?


21 posted on 06/02/2014 8:06:32 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam
Yes, another great one. But...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bFaOCOMQH8

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22 posted on 06/02/2014 8:16:01 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That is just so insane that people were snapping shots of his mail hoard. Were these friends that he invitee over to view his treasures, or what?

Perhaps my question is answered in the full article, but I refuse to go to the “Baltimore Sun” site.


23 posted on 06/03/2014 3:17:28 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
You need to get this back to your friend pronto. Maybe she can get her job back. Serious.

Doubtful -- she got fired for cussing out the boss when he didn't believe her that the check never reached her. Oh, well...

24 posted on 06/03/2014 6:18:41 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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