Welland postal worker charged for mail theft, false credit card use

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Published August 16, 2023 at 4:26 pm

In an investigation that dates back to February, a Welland postal worker has been charged with both mail theft and unauthorized credit card use.

The complainant in the case told Niagara Police that two prepaid credit cards have never landed in their mail. However, they did notice that credit cards have been used at various Welland stores.

Security footage from some stores in mid-February showed a woman purchasing while wearing a Canada Post uniform.

So the Niagara Police and the Canada Post’s Postal Inspectors started on the investigation in tandem and eventually identified a suspect.

Yesterday (August 15) police charged Katie Lee Walmsley, 45, of Welland with two counts of mail theft and two counts of unauthorized credit card use.

She was later released with Sept. 22 court date at the Welland Courthouse.

However, police and Canada Post’s Postal Inspectors are still concerned there may have been more mail thefts that have been unreported.

So they have released the following information on Walmsley, who delivered mail in Welland. Her duties included sorting and delivering mail to residences and businesses in the area of Fitch Street and Wilson Road.  She delivered on the same route since August 2022.

Roads and streets on Walmsley’s route include Loyalist Dr., Maureen Ave., Westwood Cres., Donna Marie Dr., Leonard Ave., Lisa Court, Jennifer Court, Plaza Way, and Westdale Dr.

Police are asking residents who never received “mail of value,” such as credit cards or gift cards, to contact them at 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009077.

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