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Millions lost in Post Office theft

Published: Friday May 11, 2012 | 8:58 am Comments 0

Debbie-Ann Wright, News Editor
The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre

The Auditor Generalís Department has revealed that the countryís postal service has lost more than $5 million in recent years, through theft and fraudulent conversion of US money orders.

The leakages were revealed in an addendum to the Auditor generalís report for 2010/2011 which was tabled in parliament yesterday.

It said the Postmaster General reported that $1.2 million was lost through fraudulent conversion at the Meadowbridge, Central Sorting Office, Linstead, Mandeville and Liguanea locations.

It said the remainder of the $5.1million lost was through theft and robbery at four locations.

The highest figure was a little over $3 million which was robbed from the Hagley Park post office.

The auditor generalís department said a report has been made to the financial secretary and the police have been asked to investigate.

However, it said the matter has not been satisfactorily resolved to date.

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