Female postal worker steals 2,000 pieces of mail because she was bored (video)By Mason White 5:24 PM December 10, 2014
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A woman who was arrested on charges of theft for allegedly stealing mail, said that she did so because she was bored, police in Michigan said.
The Detroit Police Department said that Sharon Berrien, who worked in a mail processing center, was accused on Monday, of stealing thousands of pieces of mail.
She allegedly took home about 2,000 pieces of mail over a period of two months. Police began investigating the mail processing center, when someone found mail laying on the I-94.
The man said that he found the mail scattered on the side of the road while walking on Pelham Road. He said that it was not the only time he found mail on the road.
His wife had also discovered mail in the area in October.
Police searched the processing center and found that Berrien worked on each of the dates that the mail was found on the road.
Police also said that the area where the mail was found was directly between the center and the home of Berrien. Police found about 800 pieces of mail in the garbage bin outside the house of Berrien.
Police questioned her, and she eventually admitted taking the mail to her house, hiding the mail in her closet until her husband went to work and then opening and removing the contents of the mail after he left.
Berrien said that she removed the cash, but not gift cards or checks. “I was bored,” Berrien told police when asked why she took the mail.
She told police that she did not need the cash and has no financial problems. She took about $1,500 in cash from envelopes.
In court, the woman pleaded not guilty to the charges, and she was released on $10,000 bail.