Postal worker accused of stealing blank checks from mail, spending thousands

By Jacob Rascon - Anchor-Reporter

HOUSTON - Even in the digital age, Americans send each other more than 150 billion pieces of mail every year.

Hundreds of thousands of mail carriers deliver the goods.

But Houston postal worker Loniquel Hoskins, stationed at the Oak Forest Post Office, is accused of keeping at least one parcel to herself — a checkbook — and writing herself $2,000 in checks.

Authorities believe the victim was an 83-year-old woman.

Court documents said Hoskins admitted carrying the checks home in her “postal satchel” in April 2017.

Hoskins also showed authorities her bank account where the checks were deposited, the documents said.

Post office investigators suspended Hoskins and handed the case over to the District Attorney’s Office, which recently filed a felony forgery charge against Hoskins.

When KPRC found Hoskins, who has been arrested twice before for misdemeanor theft, she said she didn’t know there was a warrant out for her arrest.

Hoskins denied the allegations three times, and said she would turn herself in.

According to court documents, Hoskins offered to pay back all the money she allegedly stole.

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