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Apr 14, 2016

$26,000 Embezzled from Post Office by Cashier

Sergio Patt

In December of 2015, we reported on the embezzlement of over ten thousand dollars in cash from the Post Office in Belize City. Second-grade cashier from Orange Walk, Sergio Patt, was being investigated because checks made by the supervisor of the Express Mail Section of the Post Office detected discrepancies in the records. Further checks revealed that during the months of October and November, Patt allegedly did not record payments made by customers for services offered. Here’s how he did it. Now, 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. It’s been almost four months since we broke that story, but a report was not made to the police until February of this year. That report according to police is that not ten, but twenty thousand six hundred and ten dollars were allegedly stolen between July and December 2015. And today, police say that Sergio Patt is a wanted man. He was initially sent home until the investigation was concluded and the Public Service Commission will determine the fate of his employment.  In May of 2015, 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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