Ex-St. Louis County postal worker admits alerting romance scammers to investigation

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — A former postal worker pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor federal charge Monday and admitted notifying romance scammers who were targeting the elderly about a federal investigation.

On Oct. 24, 2019, Jennifer Hansen, a letter carrier who worked in the Charles J. Coyle Post Office at 1203 Lemay Ferry Road, spotted a letter about a criminal investigation into mail being sent to a house in the 300 block of Tacoma Drive in unincorporated St. Louis County. Hansen and the homeowner, a woman identified only as P.A., had already been discussing packages that were being sent to her on behalf of her estranged husband, H.A.
Hansen called P.A. and texted her a photo of the letter, the plea says. Charging documents say P.A. then passed it along to H.A., who alerted his co-conspirators involved in the romance scam. One of them warned victims against cooperating, the charges say.

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