Postal worker accused of stealing checks

October 9, 2008 12:46:33 PM PDT
A U.S. Postal Service worker is accused of stealing checks from a Great Neck woman on his route to pay his bills. Authorities say 23-year-old Antoine Patterson, a Postal Service employee assigned to the Great Neck Post Office, stole checks belonging to an unidentified 63-year-old Great Neck resident on his route.

He allegedly paid his bills using routing numbers from the checks.

Patterson, of the Springfield Gardens section of Queens, was arrested following a joint investigation by Nassau police and U.S. postal inspectors.

He is charged with falsifying a business record, petit larceny, identity theft and unlawful possession of personal identification information.

He was arraigned Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead.



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