Virginia Beach postal worker accused of stealing over 50 greeting cards, gift cards and letters

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A postal worker accused of stealing and destroying mail has been indicted.

Thomas Graves was indicted on July 20, 2017.

Court records state that in April, he stole four Target gift cards that were mailed from inside the lobby of a post office in Virginia Beach.

Records state that in early May, Graves took six letters and about 50 greeting cards that were mailed from the lobby, opened them and placed them in the garbage dumpster.

On another occasion, he stole two more greeting cards and put them in the trash, according to court records.

We tried to speak to Graves but a woman who answered the door at his listed address said he had no comment about the indictment.

Post Service Officials would only say that he was hired in 1994 and worked as a custodian and directed all other questions to the USPS-Office of Inspector General.

He is expected to have his initial appearance in federal court August 4 at 8:30 a.m.