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Feds: Ex-postal workers stole $3.5 million

(ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION) Two former postal workers and an accomplice pleaded guilty in federal court this week to stealing more than $3.5 million in federal tax refund and government benefits checks from a mail distribution facility in Atlanta.

Prosecutors said Gerald Eason of Stockbridge and Deborah Fambro-Echols of Hapeville may be responsible for the majority of federal checks stolen in Georgia over the last four years.

The more than 1,800 victims not only missed tax refund checks but also Social Security and veterans’ benefits checks.