Ever wondered if the postal service was safe?
ABC Online has news of the sentencing of Alan Machado, 38, of Queanbeyan, “who opened mail and attempted to alter several cheques and deposit them in his bank account”.
Personally I love the idea he was so thick he thought banks would accept liquid paper over the payee details. It’s alarming that he succeeded twice.
Of the five cheques, two were credited to his account, at a total of $685.
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The other three were handed to security.
Over two days, 40 stolen mail articles were found in his vehicle.
Machado has pleaded guilty to two charges of dishonestly appropriating articles in the course of post.