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US Postal Worker Who Stole 6,600 Milwaukee Area Greeting Cards Sentenced To Probation

 
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Posted 03/27/2019   10:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add modernstamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
It looks like another slap on the wrist.
They do the crime, but not the time.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/comm.../3275829002/
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Posted 03/27/2019   11:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A lot of these things come down to the cost of punishment. It can cost anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 dollars to incarcerate somebody for a year. I was involved in the construction of prisons in the 90's and I had one project double in cost to 74 million dollars because of environmental issues (just imagine the Green New Deal in place) and the need to air condition the entire facility because unconditioned was not code compliant because it was located next to an Air Force Base which caused the decible level from aircraft operations to exceed Federal requirements for construction reimbursement and on and on and on and on........
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Posted 03/27/2019   12:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sad situation. Thanks for your comments rogdcam.
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Posted 03/27/2019   12:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Oracle of Delphi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The article mentions that she stole the money and gift cards to pay bills and support her children. The judge may have taken into consideration the consequences of putting her in jail and putting the kids into foster care or whatever other alternative is available versus granting probation with home detention to allow her to continue to care for the kids. Nor rationalizing the sentence - just trying to figure out why the judge did what she did. Would there be court records or such that would shed light on this?
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Posted 03/27/2019   3:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Turff49 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stole to "pay bills and support her children"...Hmmm, I wonder what she spent her paycheck on then. Guess the rest of the postal workers don't have bills or support their kids...
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Posted 03/27/2019   4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps most other postal workers are married. If she is a single mother it would make a big difference.
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Posted 03/27/2019   4:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Turff49 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Please!! Postal workers are not on the bottom of the totem pole pay scale wise. Plain and simple she is a thief. There is no excuse for stealing. Plenty of "government programs" to help struggling single moms.
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Posted 03/27/2019   5:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Exactly
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Posted 03/28/2019   3:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add diane to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

it's posted out on the web because they are in a weird way a government entity

full time base pay is around 35.00/hour and part time is 17.00/hour


http://www.postalwork.net/pay_scale...ail_Handlers
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Posted 03/28/2019   3:45 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Government salaries are public record, Milwaukee Postal Worker salaries
https://php.app.com/agent/postalemp...WI&zip=53201

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Posted 03/28/2019   9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Turff49 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We have quite a few people that work for us who make less than that and they've not stolen from us. Is, being the company I work for.
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Posted 03/29/2019   09:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You cannot assess a person's criminal behavior based solely upon salary as rationale. People of all income levels commit crimes all time and we see examples every day about an uneven application of justice.
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Posted 03/29/2019   09:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Court records said Smith admitted to stealing mail about one or two days per week, taking cash to pay bills and take care of her children. Smith said financial strains and marital issues prompted the thefts.


The assessment occurring in this thread is whether the defendant's excuses are credible. The defendant has asserted that her income level was the reason, not people posting here.
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