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Canada Post Employee Steals $3,000 Worth of Gift Cards


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A Canada Post employee in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has been charged for stealing $3,000 worth of gift cards. The 51 year-old woman didn’t deny the accusations when the Saskatoon police confronted her and even led them directly to her car where she showed them $3,000 of unused gift cards. The estimated $1000 left over have not been recovered.

The crime was initially discovered when a company dealing with Canada Post realized that their gift cards were not reaching their intended destinations. After Canada Post opened a file on the case, the store where she worked was identified and so was she.

The Lady pleaded guilty earlier this week and has been sentenced to 18 months probation and 100 hours of community service.

It’s unfortunate to hear about cases like this especially when Canada Post employees are held to such high standards of trust.

Have you ever experienced a considerable amount of valuable items being “lost” and never delivered by Canada Post?


17 responses to “Canada Post Employee Steals $3,000 Worth of Gift Cards”

  1. Caroline says:

    My boyfriend ordered something online. On the tracking, it said that the package was in the community mailbox. He went and it wasn’t there. We called the post office, the district office, everyone! They said that if the mailman said it was there, it was there… We never got the package worth more than $ 200…

    On another occasion, I ordered something, Ilooked for the tracking, it said that my package was delivered in the community mailbox. I went, it wasn’t there. It appeared only a couple of days later…

    I hate Canada Post. I have a small business and I prefer Purolator. It’s cheaper and my things are never damaged… I used to print “do not fold” on my VERY important enveloppes and they were always folded (Canada Post) I send legal documents so they have to be neat.

    • Staff says:

      Sorry to hear about your mishaps with Canada Post. It’s really terrible that things like that can happen! I’m sure sometimes they’re honest mistakes or miscommunications but there are definitely some untrustworthy employees out there as this article proves!

  2. James says:

    Headline says $3,000. Picture says $3,000.

    Your article says $4,000.

    I mean really, is it that hard to actually proofread wtf you’re talking about?

  3. kate says:

    Please read the article before posting! ” The estimated $1000 left over have not been recovered” but she is still charged with the total $4000

  4. kate says:

    please read the article before criticizing others! A total of $4000 is missing, they have only recovered $3000, $1000 is still missing. Employee is being charged with $4000 total

  5. J.D. says:

    Canada Post female employee should be fired & serve a year in jail.

    Especially there are numerous unemployed people who would do this job more honestly.

  6. Rick says:

    I order a lot of stuff online and the post office regularly lose my stuff, but I’m pretty sure it’s just incompetence rather than theft. I get other peoples post so I’m sure they get mine. I always deliver other peoples when wrongly posted to me but I can’t be sure they do the same.

    • Staff says:

      You may be right about that! Good on you for delivering wrongly sent packages… if only everyone did that!

  7. Lynn49 says:

    I was once told by a friend who delivers mail for CP that “whevever we see a whole bunch of free stuff being delivered we each grab some”. I don’t trust CP at ALL!

  8. Rob says:

    I certainly do not mind receiving incorrectly mailed packages. I too just drop them off to the intended recipients. What I do mind is frequently not receiving my packages, discovering via Canada Post online tracking that the mail deliverer indicated that I was not home during the delivery times when I or my wife were at home. To top it off, each time we would not receive mail delivery attempt notices until the next day. To avoid wasted time to visit our local mail drop-off location, we would phone ahead of time to see if our packages were available as indicated by our notices and not based on when the notices had arrived.
    To paraphrase from a previous poster for this article, if a delivery person does not want to perform adequately for this job, there are hard-working individuals who are more than willing to accept tasks at hand.

  9. For the most part, Canada Post has been good to me here in Quebec (I order a lot of small electronics off of eBay and always receive them). The only Canada Post theft that I’ve encountered was once I was sent a FPC for Tide laundry detergent, in which the fact that the cardboard slip contained an FPC was advertised ON the slip (thanks Tide): so the seal was broken, the FPC stolen, and the cardboard slip was sent to me, sans coupon : \

  10. mnyyoungs says:

    Canada Post “employees” are NOT ALL held to a high standard…for example, contract employees delivering parcels or rural mail…are not put through Criminal Checks….postal franchise employees are not Canada Post employees but are generally not checked out because they are “retail” chain employees. ONLY the actual Crown Corp ees are checked and if they are actual ees then the Union will get involved regarding their jobs. Don’t think your mail is safe. I know of plenty of contracted/sub-contracted people who have criminal records and touch mail every day. SAD, but true!

  11. leslie says:

    I work for a major bank that sends out gift cards for reward point redemptions by canada post. The amount of gift card thefts is not limited to this one employee. IT’s rampant with canada post, they just won’t admit it until they are caught by the merchant!

  12. Gordon Newel says:

    I would hope those of you not getting your stuff are placing a claim! I am thinking now that I will make a copy of gift cards before I mail them, LOT cheaper than using Xpress post for $15 for a $15 gift card that my wife insists on doing. Few years back my nieces and nephews were not getting their Gpa’s “gifts” My brother got suspicious and called the district manger, Sure enough, PO was stealing $$. Sad

  13. Garrison says:

    What’s especially frustrating is that Canada Post will only accept a missing mail report from the sender, not the recipient. I’ve had a few eBay deliveries go AWOL, sellers don’t want to file a report with Canada Post, so then you have to dispute the purchase, it takes months to resolve (if it even gets resolved- post office says package was delivered, you don’t have said delivery).

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