A 40-year-old man was arrested, on the night of Tuesday to last Wednesday, by the police of Versailles (Yvelines), after several weeks of investigation, reports 78 Actu, Friday.
He is suspected of repeated thefts from department mailboxes.
Equipped with a key to open the boxes of La Poste, the forties seized the mail in the middle of the night.
According to investigators, the man was acting on behalf of third parties responsible for sorting envelopes containing checks.
The other letters were closed and put back in the mailboxes.
In total, 186 checks were allegedly stolen for damage estimated at 691,000 euros.
The false postman received between 1,400 and 1,700 euros per month.
Effects with the La Poste logo
During his arrest, he was wearing a yellow vest and a La Poste chasuble.
In his vehicle, the police also discovered bunks in the name of the company of which he is not an employee.
To date, the police have registered complaints from 146 people, but there could be many more.
The police suspect the same type of theft in the departments of Essonne and Seine-Saint-Denis.
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The post office