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SingPost fined $30,000 for stolen trolley of letters

Published on Apr 2, 2014 5:10 PM
 
SingPost has been fined $30,000 - its largest so far - for losing 400 to 500 letters in a fiasco last year involving the theft of a mail trolley. -- BT FILE PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN

SingPost has been fined $30,000 - its largest so far - for losing 400 to 500 letters in a fiasco last year involving the theft of a mail trolley.

The theft on Sept 5 took place at Block 734 in Woodlands Circle. The letters were meant to be delivered to six blocks of flats in Woodlands.

A female postal worker had left her mail trolley unattended while she used a bathroom three blocks away. When she returned after about 10 minutes, the trolley was missing. SingPost had said that the female postal worker did not take the postal items with her as it was raining heavily and she did not want them to get wet.

The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said the loss was a breach of SingPost's public postal licensee conditions, which require it to minimise the risk of loss, theft and damage to letters. "SingPost's measures and procedures to safeguard mail integrity were found to be lacking," IDA said.

 
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