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Millions lost in Post Office theft

Published:Friday | May 11, 2012

Debbie-Ann Wright, News Editor

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre



The Auditor General’s Department has revealed that the country’s 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 general’s 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 general’s 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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