Millions lost in Post Office theft
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.