A U.S. postal worker was arrested for allegedly stealing seven credit cards and using them at fast-food restaurants, gas stations and liquor stores, according to the Nassau County district attorney’s office.
The 38-year-old Brooklyn woman, who was working at the post office branch in Freeport, allegedly made 83 purchases totaling $4,638.74 between September 2013 and November of 2013 using the cards, prosecutors said.
The postal worker intercepted the cards from envelopes that were addressed to six people while she was working at the Freeport branch, where she had been employed as a city carrier assistant since June 2013, according to the DA’s office.
The woman was charged with seven counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, seven counts of grand larceny and two counts of identity theft.
If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison.