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Ga. senator demanding action over post office problems

July 14, 2022
2022 07 14 at 5.53 PM


ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – A Georgia senator is demanding action after a CBS46 investigation exposed multiple reports of missing mail and check washing at a metro Atlanta post office earlier this year.

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock sent a letter to the head of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, asking him to not only investigate CBS46′s findings, but also to provide a full briefing of his work to address the reported issues.

Problems have been plaguing the Duluth post office for months. In 2020, a former postal worker plead guilty to stealing gift cards and cash addressed to at least 15 Duluth residents.

In February, a master key that services mailboxes in two Duluth zip codes was stolen from a postal worker.

In March, CBS46 investigative reporter Rachel Polansky spoke with a Duluth resident who dropped two checks inside a blue box outside the Duluth Post Office on McClure Bridge Road. Both checks were altered – the payee and the amounts were changed. A $73 check was re-written to $2,000. A $24 check changed to $1,165. Both were cashed.

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