USPS investigating after employees accused of mail theft

NOW: USPS investigating after employees accused of mail theft

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Some employees at a Brookfield post office are on unpaid leave while they're being investigated for a series of mail thefts. 

Officials say the thefts happened at a "computer forwarding station" that sorts mail for people who have changed addresses. 

The employees may be fired pending the outcome of the investigation. Prosecutors are reviewing the case for any charges. 

Below is a statement from Jeff Arney, assistant special agent in charge with the USPS: 

"The vast majority of U.S. Postal Service personnel are dedicated, hard-working public servants dedicated to moving mail to its proper destination who would never consider engaging in any form of criminal behavior. This type of alleged behavior within the Postal Service is not tolerated and when a postal employee betrays that trust of the American people, the special agents in the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General vigorously investigate these matters as we did in this instance and work with local, state and federal prosecutors to hold accountable those employees who violate that public trust."
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