Graham King, 47, of Easterford Road, Kelvedon, faced four charges at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court.

EX-Royal Mail worker in court accused of stealing thousands of pieces of post

EX-Royal Mail worker in court accused of stealing thousands of pieces of post

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A postman accused of stealing thousands of letters and parcels has appeared in court.

Graham King, 47, of Easterford Road, Kelvedon, faced four charges at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

He is accused of stealing 6,541 pieces of post between November 2006 and November 2013.
One of the packets he allegedly took contained gift cards and vouchers valuing £40.

King, who worked at the delivery office in Lakes Road, Braintree, is also accused of stealing 35,538 pieces of unaddressed door-to-door mail, post which has no fixed destination, for example company advertising leaflets.

King, who began working as a postman December 2002, spoke only to confirm his name and address during Tuesday’s hearing.

The court heard some of the post was discovered in the loft of his former address and reported to Royal Mail in October 2013.
 

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1:45pm Thu 13 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

He hasn’t actually been convicted yet, but already the BWT shows a picture of him facing a Firing Squad.

Isn’t that being just a little presumptuous?
He hasn’t actually been convicted yet, but already the BWT shows a picture of him facing a Firing Squad. Isn’t that being just a little presumptuous? OMPITA [Intl]
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2:12pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Littlepixi says...

OMPITA wrote:
He hasn’t actually been convicted yet, but already the BWT shows a picture of him facing a Firing Squad.

Isn’t that being just a little presumptuous?
not really, there was evidence! some of which was MY post! including a PS3 game which cost me £50, a PC game which cost me £68 and birthday card which were years old that just so happened to be missing money and vouchers.

so yeah any right he had to hide, he himself has compromised by stealing not only my post but others.
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: He hasn’t actually been convicted yet, but already the BWT shows a picture of him facing a Firing Squad. Isn’t that being just a little presumptuous?[/p][/quote]not really, there was evidence! some of which was MY post! including a PS3 game which cost me £50, a PC game which cost me £68 and birthday card which were years old that just so happened to be missing money and vouchers. so yeah any right he had to hide, he himself has compromised by stealing not only my post but others. Littlepixi
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8:19pm Thu 13 Feb 14

notters says...

OMPITA wrote:
He hasn’t actually been convicted yet, but already the BWT shows a picture of him facing a Firing Squad.

Isn’t that being just a little presumptuous?
I am assuming that was a clever observation of the background and hence a joke. It is not in the least presumptuous - opened and pilfered mail was found at his current home in a shed and in loft of his previous home! I am also a victim of this crime. What I would like to know is why none of his colleagues or management noticed or did anything about for EIGHT YEARS! I understand that the crime only came to light, because of an external tip-off.
I await the trial at Chelmsford Crown Court on May 6 and to hear what excuses Royal Mail give to explain their obliviousness to crime on such a mammoth scale being perpetrated unnoticed right under their noses, and for 8 years. Also their excuses for their monumental and continued gross negligence in ensuring the safety of customers mail.
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: He hasn’t actually been convicted yet, but already the BWT shows a picture of him facing a Firing Squad. Isn’t that being just a little presumptuous?[/p][/quote]I am assuming that was a clever observation of the background and hence a joke. It is not in the least presumptuous - opened and pilfered mail was found at his current home in a shed and in loft of his previous home! I am also a victim of this crime. What I would like to know is why none of his colleagues or management noticed or did anything about for EIGHT YEARS! I understand that the crime only came to light, because of an external tip-off. I await the trial at Chelmsford Crown Court on May 6 and to hear what excuses Royal Mail give to explain their obliviousness to crime on such a mammoth scale being perpetrated unnoticed right under their noses, and for 8 years. Also their excuses for their monumental and continued gross negligence in ensuring the safety of customers mail. notters
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9:46pm Thu 13 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Yes indeed it was a joke - as no doubt everything Royal Mail will have to say about the affair with regards their corporate responsibility will also be a 'hoot'.

Like any other 'British Institution' caught up in such a situation I have no doubt that they will be represented by some very clever and expensive legal brains who will do everything possible to parry off any criticism of their handling of the situation.

You can bet your life they've already got their 'damage limitation' strategy well worked out in readiness.

Seen it all before!
Yes indeed it was a joke - as no doubt everything Royal Mail will have to say about the affair with regards their corporate responsibility will also be a 'hoot'. Like any other 'British Institution' caught up in such a situation I have no doubt that they will be represented by some very clever and expensive legal brains who will do everything possible to parry off any criticism of their handling of the situation. You can bet your life they've already got their 'damage limitation' strategy well worked out in readiness. Seen it all before! OMPITA [Intl]
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