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Canada Post employee arrested after postal package seizure

A significant seizure of stolen property in excess of 500 deliverable items was recovered after Wainwright RCMP executed a search warrant.

Wainwright RCMP arrested an employee of Canada Post after searching a home and a vehicle on Nov. 23.

The employee has been released with undertaking and conditions to appear in Wainwright Provincial Court on Jan. 5, 2023. Criminal code charges have not been laid before the provincial court at this time.

All the deliverable parcels have been returned to Canada Post for continuation in the delivery process to their intended destination.

Police and Canada Post have given the following tips to prevent mail theft:

  • Pick up your mail every day and as soon as possible after it has been delivered.
  • If you’re planning a holiday or are unable to retrieve your mail, have someone pick up your mail for you or use the Canada Post Hold Mail service.
  • Deposit your outgoing mail close to the scheduled pickup time posted on the mailbox.
  • Avoid mailing cash, prepaid credit cards, or gift cards.
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