Letters to the Editor

Package had been opened and coin was missing

'I ordered an old silver coin through eBay, item No. 221373795183. On Feb. 21, I picked up the mail (on hold) at the Poulsbo Post Office. At home when opening my mail, I found the package opened and empty.'
— image credit: Ildiko Deaky

I feel the public should be aware of incidents like this. I ordered an old silver coin through eBay, item No. 221373795183. On Feb. 21, I picked up the mail (on hold) at the Poulsbo Post Office. At home when opening my mail, I found the package opened and empty.

The coin was never received; the coin was stolen. Someone had tampered with the package; it seemed it was opened with a knife. Only the paid receipt was inside.

This is a crime and a violation of federal law.

The following day, at 10 a.m., I complained at the post office. Unfortunately, I was not able to give a formal complaint to the postmaster. He did not make himself available. Instead, I was able to talk to my carrier. She shared with me how the mail is handed; anyone at the post office has access to it.

I contacted the Poulsbo Police Department. Officer Gillen took the report. I am in the process of filling out a mail theft complaint. This will be mailed to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Chicago.

A possible resolution: Inspection and meeting regarding this incident, conducted by the postmaster. Maybe security cameras can be installed; that could prevent others from being victimized.

Ildiko Deaky
Poulsbo

 

 

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