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Trying to Slide Fraud Under USPS’s Radar? Not Today

February 14, 2024

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Even with a workforce of over 635,000 employees, the Postal Service must rely on contractors to satisfy its massive business and operational needs. Each year, USPS spends hundreds of millions of dollars on facility maintenance and repairs alone, and using contractors is key. And while the incidences of contract fraud are few compared to contracts honored, investigating such violations remains one of the core tenets of our work.

This January, our specialized in-house analytics prompted an allegation into a Pennsylvania-based contractor who had performed over $1.7 million in facilities work for the Postal Service since 2015. The following month, our special agents served the owner an OIG subpoena for business records, many of which were filled with telltale signs of fraud

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