Postal worker pilfered seashells, razor blades and clothes from mail, feds say

JENISON, Mich. – A U.S. Postal Service employee has been charged with stealing items from the mail, including clothing and razor blades.

The thefts occurred over a five-day period in January, according to a federal indictment filed this week in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.

Postal employee James A. Marr is accused of removing and stealing a variety of items from the post office branch in Jenison, court records show.

Two sweatshirts, an unknown quantity of decorative seashells and a packet of Dollar Shave Club razor blades were taken from three mail packages, according to the one-page federal indictment.

The Jenison post office is located at 408 Chicago Drive, west of Cottonwood Drive in Ottawa County.

Theft of mail matter by an employee is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Marr has a federal court appearance set for Aug. 19.


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