3 Postal Workers Accused of Writing Phony Letters to Santa to Steal Underprivileged Kids’ Gifts

3 Postal Workers Accused of Writing Phony Letters to Santa to Steal Underprivileged Kids’ Gifts

There isn’t much that the left and the right agrees on, but I’m sure if we drafted a bill making the penalty for this cruel and unusual, few wouldn’t sign on to it. Seriously, how heartless can three people possibly be?

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The accused grinches used the postal service’s program to stuff their own stockings with gifts that should have gone to underprivileged children — posing as needy kids in phony letters to Santa to amass a treasure trove including electronics like laptops, iPads and headphones as well as clothing and other pricey goods, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court earlier this month.

In addition to making multiple copies of fake letters to increase the chances they’d get picked up by a “Secret Santa” in the “Operation Santa” program, the workers, Terry Jackson, Mahogany Strickland and Nickyeves Saintalbord, also replaced mailing labels on gifts so that they would arrive at their personal residences instead, the Manhattan Federal Court complaint alleges.

The three face up to 20 years in prison for mail fraud. Since just a fraction of the 300,000 letters are able to be answered in the first place, every fraudulent gift these three got effectively took one away from an underprivileged child.

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