Postal Supervisor Jailed For Stealing Unopened Credit, Debit Cards
Barka was fired from job with the Post Office on Oct. 22, 2007 after the scheme was discovered.ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A former U.S. Postal supervisor was sentenced to three years behind bars for stealing hundreds of unopened credit union and bank credit cards and PIN authorizations from his job at the post office.
Police found the evidence when they were called to the home of Andrew Barka to investigate a anonymous report of a stolen vehicle. When they arrived at the home they found a stolen BMW driven by Barka and hundreds of unopened mailings he had stolen that included credit cards, debit cards and PIN notifications, as well as 114 gift cards.
Among the cards found in Barka’s possession were those issued by Rio Grande CU, U.S. New Mexico FCU, Honeywell Aerospace FCU, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.
Barka was fired from job with the Post Office on Oct. 22, 2007 after the scheme was discovered.