An unannounced audit of the West Unity Post Office that turned up what authorities are referring to as “financial irregularities” have led to an ongoing investigation by special agents with U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) concerning those irregularities, which total approximately $10,000. While the special agents believe that they have identified the postal worker responsible for the irregularities, they have declined to release any names until the investigation is complete. The employee in question, however, was suspended effective Monday, October 6, pending the outcome of the investigation. Results of that investigation will be presented to a prosecutor for consideration of criminal charges to be filed. Authorities with the U.S. Postal Service are assuring West Unity residents that there will be no disruption in services or delivery during the course of the investigation.
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