Mail carrier indicted for theft of mail

HOUSTON Peter Lim, 50, of The Woodlands, was arraigned today before U. S. Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy. Lim was indicted on March 19, 2008 and charged with two counts of mail theft. He pleaded not guilty to both counts.

Lim was arrested by agents of the U. S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General on March 27, and ordered released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

Lim began his employment with the US Postal Service as a mail processing clerk in December 1990 and was stationed at the Spring Main Post Office located at 1411 Wunsche Loop, Spring, Texas, at the time that an investigation was initiated into customer complaints of missing mail. Lim also performed duties of a relief window clerk. The indictment accuses Lim of stealing the contents, cash and a gift card, from two pieces of U. S. Mail on Dec. 11, 2007. If convicted, Lim faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine on each of the two counts of the indictment.

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