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Dec 24, 2015

Post Office Cashier Embezzles $10,000

Sergio Patt

A report remains on the desk of the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Transport and NEMO today on the misappropriation of approximately ten thousand dollars from the Post Office in Belize City. On December tenth, the supervisor of the Express Mail Section of the Post Office, while doing a routine check, detected discrepancies in the records. After making further checks she discovered that during the months of October and November, second-grade cashier, Sergio Patt of Orange Walk, allegedly did not record payments made by customers for services offered. That was confirmed to News Five by Deputy Postmaster General, James Gabriel. So how does the missing money add up to ten thousand dollars? Well the cost to send a package through the EMS section is fifty dollars at the least and while the packages were delivered to their destination, the payments were not deposited. Now as we said, the report was forwarded to C.E.O. Ruth Meighan and the Public Service Commission will determine the fate of Patt’s employment. Patt was sent home until the investigation is concluded, but he is back on the job. News Five has confirmed that since Monday, he remains at the Express Mail section, but in a different position and without any assigned work. In May of this year, another employee absconded to the U.S. after she lifted over twenty thousand dollars from the same department. Patt was the whistleblower in that previous incident. He has been working at the Post Office in the City for the past seven years.

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