Hatfield Post Office worker convicted

06:30 22 March 2012

Archant

A POST office worker who opened parcels and stole their contents has been convicted.

Suman Verma pinched 15 postal packets while working at the Moors Walk post office in Panshanger, WGC, in December last year.

The 27-year-old from Clarkson Court, Hatfield, found the parcels belonging to numerous victims contained cash, gift cards, face cream, lip gloss and a calendar.

Verma pleaded guilty to the theft and was also convicted of being in breach of duty as a postal operator by intentionally opening packets in the course of their transmission through the post.

Verma was given a jail sentence of 12 weeks as the offence was so serious and breached the trust of the public, but the term was suspended for six months.

She was given a four week curfew and electronic tag, and was also ordered to pay compensation of £2,457.65 and court costs of £200.

2 comments

  • dont understand why she was not sent to jail.she should have got at least 6 monthsstealing the queens post

    Report this comment

    cliff

    Sunday, March 25, 2012

  • '... the offence was so serious', and yet he is not in prison?

    Report this comment

    michaelj

    Thursday, March 22, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

More news stories

Yesterday, 08:39
An aeriel view of Stonehills House in Welwyn Garden City

Plans for a £3.5million hotel in the heart of Welwyn Garden City appear to be in tatters after owners decided to turn the site into flats instead.

Yesterday, 08:12
999 response times have gone up, research has shown

Police response times for serious crimes and other emergencies have soared in Hertfordshire over the last four years, new research reveals.

Yesterday, 11:25
Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

People are being urged to register to vote in the general election ahead of the deadline at midnight tonight.

Yesterday, 11:24
The Brand New Heavies are on the bill for Rhythms of the World 2015

Organisers of June’s Rhythms of the World festival have added three names to the bill for the Hitchin Priory weekend of music and more.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition today E-edition