A postal worker from Northern Westchester was caught red-handed with stolen mail in the back seat of his car in Greenwich, police said.
Officers from the Greenwich Police Department and members of the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General were dispatched to the Cos Cob Post Office on Monday afternoon, July 16 when stolen mail was found in mail carrier Gregory Ferrigno’s car.
Police said that the mail was “sitting in plain sight” and addressed to a residence on Ferrigno’s route. Records note that the package was scheduled to be delivered on Saturday, July 14. Further investigation determined that days before being busted, Ferrigno, 27, allegedly stole other items and mail, which was hidden in his truck.
Ferrigno, a South Salem resident, admitted to investigators that he has been stealing mail for three weeks, police said. He also admitted that there were several items of merchandise inside his vehicle that had been stolen from packages he was to deliver, according to police. Three items were recovered, with a value of approximately $80, as well as additional mail.
Following his admission, Ferrigno was arrested and charged with larceny. He was released on a $100 cash bond. He is due back in court on July 30 to answer the charge.
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