NY postal worker charged in theft

April 21, 2008 12:04:25 PM PDT
A Long Island postal worker has been charged with stealing credit cards from the mail and using them to pay for restaurant meals, clothes, computer equipment and power tools. Paul Hank was arraigned Sunday on five counts of grand larceny and three counts of forgery.

Police say Hank worked as a distribution clerk in the Smithtown post office, and stole credit cards intended for residents in the area. So far, police say at least eight cards were stolen, with thousands charged on the accounts.

Hank has been suspended by the Postal Service. His attorney declined to comment on Monday.