01/21/2013 03:47 EST | Updated 03/23/2013 05:12 EDT

Almario Mendoza Torres, Canada Post Employee, Accused Of Stealing Thousands From Mail


CALGARY - A postal employee in Calgary has been charged with stealing more than $30,000 in merchandise.

Calgary police say Canada Post contacted them in November to report that several mail items being returned to the original senders were being stolen.

It’s alleged the thefts, which involved phones that had been sent to the manufacturer, took place between September and December 2012 at Canada Post’s distribution centre in northeast Calgary.

Almario Mendoza Torres, who is 42, has been charged with theft of mail over $5,000.

Torres is next set to appear in Calgary provincial court on Feb. 7.

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