An Israel Post Office employee was arrested on suspicion of intercepting mail
containing cash and stealing the money, police in the south said on
Police were first contacted last month by the Post Office’s
security officer in Ashkelon, who complained that envelopes containing cash did
not arrive at the intended addresses.
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Officers from the Ashkelon police
station launched an undercover investigation and installed secret CCTV cameras
in the post office.
Video footage allegedly revealed that the suspect
would arrive early at the branch, open it, and sift through the mail, putting
envelopes that contained money aside.
He would then pocket the cash,
The suspect, a resident of Ashkelon in his 40s, was arrested
on Thursday, and had his custody extended by an Ashkelon Magistrate’s Court
During police questioning, he confessed, but said he “only
took small quantities.”
Police have advised southern state prosecutors to
charge the suspect.