Kansas City worker accused of stealing mail

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 | 4:50 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — Federal prosecutors say an Internal Revenue Service worker is charged with stealing mail at the agency's Kansas City service facility between Feb. 9 and April 9.

An indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses Latrice Antionette Murray, 38, of illegally opening mail that had been misdirected or mistakenly delivered to the IRS. Such parcels go into a mail bucket to be returned to the Postal Service for delivery to the intended recipient.

The IRS set up a surveillance camera in the administrative mail room after receiving reports that the mail was being opened and the contents removed.

Prosecutors said the video from the camera showed Murray rifling through the misdirected mail. She is charged with five counts of stealing mail.


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