Cobleskill Police arrested a woman on charges of impersonating a postal worker and stealing money from the Post Office.
The Cobleskill Police Department charged Fultonville resident Brittany L. Bailey, 24, on Tuesday with petit larceny and second-degree criminal impersonation, both misdemeanors, following an investigation with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, according to a media release.
Police received a report from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on Sept. 11 regarding an incident at the Cobleskill Post Office on Sept. 7.
The U.S.P.I.S. reported that a woman entered the Post Office during business hours wearing a Postal Service uniform and acted like an employee. Bailey was allegedly able to gain access to the secure area of the Post Office and stole $400 from the cash register when the clerk was distracted. The theft was not discovered until after the suspect had left.
Several USPS uniforms were found in Bailey’s possession after she was identified.
Police issued an appearance ticket and Bailey is to appear in the Town of Cobleskill Court on Tuesday, Oct. 16.