Portland USPS employee arrested, charged with 11 counts of mail theft

December 5, 2018

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A United State Postal Service carrier is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from packages she never delivered.

Jamie Deann Dent, 37, was arrested Tuesday on charges of 11 counts of mail theft and one count of aggravated identity theft.

According to court documents, Dent “did unlawfully and intentionally take mail, the property of another, from a post office, a postal station, a mail receptacle, an authorized depository, and a mail carrier.”

The alleged thefts happened from Dec. 13, 2016 to Sept. 20, 2018, according to court documents.

According to a search warrant obtained by FOX 12, Dent is accused of stealing $37,000 in cash bank deposits from the Troutdale Famous Footwear.

The post office was contracted for the delivery of that money, but court documents show it never made it to the bank, prompting an internal investigation by the Office of Inspector General.

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