SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR POSTIE WHO STOLE MONEY FROM ROYAL MAIL PACKAGES

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An Isle of Wight postman who stole over £600 from postal packets in Sandown has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

39-year-old Timothy Hayes, of Landguard Road in Shanklin and previously of Chestnut Close in Ventnor, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on 9th December accused of 3 counts of theft of mail bag/postal packet.

Hayes, who has since resigned from Royal Mail and has taken up the role of a supermarket delivery driver, admitted the charges against him and was subsequently sentenced at the Isle of Wight Crown Court 2 days ago.

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The thieving postie was nabbed when Royal Mail carried out a sting operation using marked notes. Hayes was caught red handed and admitted the crime, which is understood to have taken place at the sub-sorting office in Sandown.

The thefts occurred between August 2018 and October 2018 and again in November 2018. Over 200 postal packets are said to have been interfered with.

Timothy Hayes was previously of good character but turned to crime due to debt. The court heard that Hayes is deeply remorseful, ashamed and sickened by his actions.

Hayes was handed a 10-month prison sentence, suspended for a period of 18 months. He was also ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work, 15 rehabilitation days and pay a £140 surcharge.

Was my letter/parcel opened?

150 postal packets were opened in Sandown between 15th August 2018 and 27th October 2018.

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23 postal packets were opened in Sandown between 11th November and 14th November 2018.

30 postal packets were opened in Sandown on 14th November 2018.

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Magical mag
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Disgracefull

BrokenSoul
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The prison sentence should not have been suspended!! And now he’s working as a supermarket delivery driver…what the actual F!!? Being a postal worker is a position of trust which has been severely breached, the leniency that has been given to this lowlife is sickening!!! I would keep an eye on your supermarket deliveries guys!!

Bonny
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It says on another local outlet, that it’s Tesco that gave him a delivery job.
I won’t be having there home delivery then. Tell your elderly relatives and neighbours to keep their cash and purses out of site

Islander
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And who is he a delivery driver for on the island…any supermarket care to respond?

Steven Mann
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Good God, I can’t believe, or, perhaps I can, he is now employed as a Supermarket delivery driver

I know for a fact that on a certain Supermarket, many of the drivers were/ are swindling huge amounts of produce daily.

One way they do this is get friends, or take advantage of genuine customers, who order some expensive item such as meat, sprits etc, and when it is unwanted upon delivery it is ‘removed’ by the driver on their notepad from their bill.

The item is then ‘supposed’ to be returned to base where it would be placed on a shelf or in cold storage depending on the item.

But NO ONE checks the returned items in, or against the deleted items, so only low value items ‘come back’.

So the ‘unwanted’ by customers but WANTED by the drivers to keep or sell on items are then dropped off at a friends or relatives home, as the drivers of this certain supermarket have trackers which would show them up, if they went back to their own homes.

Trust is clearly given to drivers, and a huge proportion are abusing that trust, or at least were.

I can’t imagine it has stopped unless someone ‘trustworthy’ were employed to check in all returned items against each drivers listings.

That or suddenly the populace have all become honest.

Clearly many drivers are such, but many ‘were’ or are not.

No wonder our food bill rises each year and Lidel who DON’T employ drivers is doing so much better than those who do.

simon spencer
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Do you know any of these drivers?
I am partial to a nice bit of fillet steak washed down with a decent red.
If u could put me in touch with one I will be really grateful

none given
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that wasn’t just theft, it was an absolute breach of the trust placed in him, to handle and deliver the private correspondence from one individual to another. He most certainly should be sitting in a jail cell for a number of years.

As he is now working for tesco, according to another site as a delivery driver, this should be reviewed as he cannot be trusted not to steal your groceries and claim that it was not in the bag to begin with. Perhaps he will also steal from your home, if you let him in, to put the groceries in the kitchen.

Cannot be trusted and should be locked up, not getting into peoples homes with their groceries.

WhatThe?
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Oh nice.
Now he can go round casing peoples homes preparing for his next round of crime.
Thanks to whatever supermarket gave him that job then. Which one? I won’t be using them.

N/A
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I work with him at Tesco and never saw that coming but he seems like a decent bloke at work and he’s admitted it so that’s a good thing

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Well do not be surprised if you go back to the staff room and find your stuff gone – who will you point the finger at first?

Az-zahra Aziz
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YOU then Sir MUST be aware of the thieving which happens there from drivers. Read my post above IF not.

It is rife UNLESS new measures have been introduced, and even ‘then’ are only as good as the trust in the persons checking ‘in’ returned unwanted delivery items. If they are ‘bent’ then it can still carry on, assuming it has ‘changed’ in the first place.

For God’s sake don’t give this ‘decent bloke’ that job of checking off returned items. The store will go bankrupt.

I would NEVER use Tesco for old people’s deliveries as this guy can NEVER be trusted.

HE should be sacked. Surely these drivers have CRB checks?

Old bean
Old bean
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That’s shocking not even the post is safe anymore what scum name and shame love that robbing bars. d

Squirrel
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Hope is going to disclose his criminal conviction for theft to his present employers !

Karen
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There is another, never got our xmas prezzies from my parents, went missing in the post……mum only got thirty pounds back, parcel contained a hell of a lot more. One down obviously another one to follow.

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