Detroit mail carrier arrested for depositing customers' checks into her bank account

Brianna Readous accused of stealing thousands from customers on her mail route

DETROIT - A Detroit mail carrier was arrested Wednesday after she stole customers' checks and deposited thousands of dollars into her personal account, officials said.

Brianna Renee Readous is a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service's North End Post Office in Detroit. According to police, in March, Readous deposited four separate checks from customers into her personal account.

On March 21, Readous is accused of depositing a check for $400 from a customer on her route. Police said she was photographed depositing the check at the ATM for the Saint Clair Shores Branch of the Michigan First Credit Union inside Kroger.

On March 25, another customer's check for $660 was deposited into Readous' account through remote deposit capture.

Also on March 25, Readous is accused of depositing a check for $645 from a third customer. She was pictured depositing the check at the same Kroger bank branch as the March 21 incident.

On March 27, Readous deposited a second check from the first victim, this time for $645, police said. She was photographed depositing the check at the Gratiot Branch of the Michigan First Credit Union.

Readous was interviewed April 4 by law enforcement officers and admitted to taking boxes of personal checks from the mail and fraudulently depositing them into her personal bank account, police said.

Readous has not yet appeared in court.

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