Postal Worker Steals From Employer to Gamble

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A group of four United States Postal Service workers pleaded guilty to misappropriation of funds after they stole money from the offices where they worked or through the mail itself, much of the funds used to gamble.

The latest employee to plead was Jacqueline Batiste, who worked for a post office out of New Orleans. She stole at least $1,200 in post office funds that were meant to go to deposits to the bank. She then took the funds and gambled at casinos, including Harrah's, which is located close by. Three others were also charged with the crimes, with Ryan Cortez reportedly stealing more than $630,000. Postal officials became suspicious when PayPal and eBay found out someone was selling huge amounts of stamps via the auction site.

The defendants haven't been sentenced yet, but they face years in prison as well as restitution. Needless to say, they better hope the judge "mails it in" during the sentencing phase.

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17 March 2019 - 12:32pm
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This is the first rule of responsible gambling- gamble funds you can't afford to. In this case, those funds aren't even yours! That's crazy to me, to go to your work every day and just steal money to play.

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17 March 2019 - 2:38pm
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My word!!! It never works... if you steal to gamble you will always come out second best. I believe if there is no money you should not gamble at all. They must learn a lesson!

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19 March 2019 - 2:55pm
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That could be considered from another angle as well I gues...if a single person had been done that - he could always state he/she has lost the common sense because of the addiction and couldn't share that with anybody because...well, it's obviously a crime...but a group of people mean..there has been an intention and probably a plan...it's tough to believe they all have the same level of addiction and none of them realized what they're doing is prohibited.

But they'll pay for that big time I guess...as obviously they all pleaded guilty.

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19 March 2019 - 10:27pm
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that reminds me of this brilliant flick

owning mahowny

a bank manager with a gambling problem and access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in canadian history.

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20 March 2019 - 7:09pm
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It is a bad news. Jackqueline might be lucky since she seems to have been caught in the early stage.

Thanks for introducing a good movie, vomvom12.

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20 March 2019 - 9:32pm
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coolsongss wrote:

It is a bad news. Jackqueline might be lucky since she seems to have been caught in the early stage.

Thanks for introducing a good movie, vomvom12.

you're welcome
if you are looking for some movie or tv show gems give
me a genre and i am sure i could help you out....