Mail center employees accused of theft

4 years 7 months 1 week ago Tuesday, June 16 2015 Jun 16, 2015 Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:40:57 PM CDT June 16, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

HAZELWOOD (AP) - Four current or former employees of a U.S. Postal Service distribution center in suburban St. Louis are among five people accused in a federal indictment of stealing mail that contained marijuana, electronics and other items.

The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis announced the indictment Tuesday. All five suspects are in their early 20s and face multiple charges, including conspiracy and theft or receipt of stolen mail.

The mail was taken from a distribution center in Hazelwood. The indictment alleges that former employees Sean West and Korey Howard searched for and identified mail and redirected it to themselves or the other suspects, Edward Lewis, Quentin Cook and Che'yron Robinson.

West, Howard and Lewis are former employees of the center. Cook is a current employee, and Robinson is West's girlfriend.

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