Whitley County postal carrier arrested for mail theft

Published: Dec. 15, 2016 at 1:53 AM EST
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A mail carrier is behind bars after being accused of stealing mail.

The Whitley County Sheriff's Department arrested Alexander Johnson, 24 of Williamsburg on 18 counts of theft of mail matter.

Deputies say Johnson, employed by the United States Postal Service, had 18 items in his vehicle that were not addressed to him, including six debit cards.

Police say Johnson made ATM transactions using the card. According to investigators, those transactions were done mostly at night and each time, Johnson would withdraw as much as $200.

"It's untelling what he got. I'm telling you what we found. The debit cards seemed to be his main interest," said Sheriff Colan Harrell.

Deputies say Johnson drove a white Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV and delivered mail in the Highway 92E and Brown's Creek area of Whitley County.

The sheriff's department says further charges, including on the federal level, are possible against Johnson and others.