Letter carrier charged with theft of credit card


A 36-year-old letter carrier has been arrested and charged with stealing a credit card while she was working at the Ellicott City Post office, a postal inspector said.

Tobiet Sessoms of the 2000 block of Brunt St. in Baltimore, was arrested May 14 at the post office on Ridge Road and charged with federal theft of mail and obstruction of mail, said Postal Inspector Michael Vision.

"This is not a normal occurrence," said Mr. Vision. "Ninety-nine hTC percent of our employees are hard-working, law-abiding people."

Ms. Sessoms' arrest follows a postal investigation of a misuse of credit card charge filed against her April 10 in Baltimore County, Mr. Vision said.

On March 14, she and another woman were detained at a toy store in Owings Mills Mall after a clerk determined that two Visa credit cards they were using had been reported stolen, said Stephen Doarnberger, a Baltimore County police spokesman.

During the investigation, Baltimore County police called the owner of the credit cards, who said her purse had been stolen, the police spokesman said. Police said goods worth $6,000 were charged to the credit cards.

Pamela Foote, 23, of the 3100 block of W. Garrison Ave., Baltimore, was also charged with misuse of a credit card in an arrest warrant, Mr. Doarnberger said. She remains at large.

In a Baltimore County police report, Ms. Sessoms is reported to have said she received a Visa card from a man named Mike to go shopping.

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