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Mail Theft Charges Against Postal Carrier

(La Porte, IN) - A postal carrier from La Porte has been accused of throwing away hundreds of pieces of mail instead of delivering them.


Megan Blake stands charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Official Misconduct and Theft, both Level 6 Felonies.


According to court documents, Blake started with the U.S. Postal Service at the La Porte branch in February. A few months later, she became the primary carrier on a route where hundreds of pieces of mail wound up in a dumpster on separate days. Both discoveries were made by a woman looking in her dumpster in late May and early June.


La Porte County Police said the discarded mail consisted of advertisements from a furniture company, as well as two other businesses, intended for delivery to various addresses.


When questioned, Blake denied throwing away mail. However, a GPS device allegedly placed her at the dumpster where mail was discovered on both occasions.


Blake, who has since been fired from her job, could face as much as 30 months in prison on each count.

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