PA Postal worker stole nearly $700,000 by stealing mail from addresses, altering checks

An Upper Leacock Township postal worker has been charged with more than 400 criminal offenses after using her position to steal nearly $700,000 from checks that she altered, according to East Lampeter Township police.

Jennesy Rodriguez, 26, of Lancaster, used her job as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier to steal 111 checks inside envelopes with Leola-area zip codes between Nov. 24 and March 29, then deposited the altered and forged checks she stole from within for a combined $699,820, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Rodriguez was charged Monday with 112 counts of theft by unlawful taking, 111 counts of receiving stolen property, 111 counts of misapplication of entrusted property and property of government or financial institutions, 50 counts of forgery, 50 counts of identity theft and one count each of criminal use of a communication facility and bad checks. More than 100 of the offenses are felonies.


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