Postal Worker Stole $630K in Stamps to Fund Gambling
I don't see what the big deal is, who hasn't stolen some supplies from work before? Okay, so I suppose $630,000 worth of postage stamps is a bit extreme.
Ryan Cortez worked as a customer service manager at a post office in New Orleans. He was recently busted for stealing over a half-a-million dollars worth of stamps to fund his gambling habit.
Over the course of about seven years, Cortez would take the stamps and then sell them on eBay. Going off the cost of Forever stamps, he stole more than 1.2 million stamps. He was found out when PayPal and eBay noticed he was selling "significant quantities" of stamps and ratted him out to the government.
Following an investigation, it was discovered that Cortez had lost more than $650,000 at a casino since 2011. Which is strange since his salary was only $70,000 a year.
On top of losing his job, he is also facing 10 years in jail for embezzlement. His case is also the largest theft by a postal worker in U.S. history.