NRI postwoman jailed
for overtime scam of 40,000 pounds from Royal Mail
London, Oct. 08, 2007
NRI Mandish Kaur, 22, of Wilford Grove, UK has been jailed for
one year for making false claim of overtime when she was working
at the Beeston office of the Royal Mail between December 2004
and November 2006.
Mandish filled overtime forms for weekends that she had never
worked, claiming a total of 40,461 pounds. She started working
for Royal Mail in October 2004.
Mandish was planning to go to India for marry in November. Judge
Philip Head, said, "The fact that you have made arrangements
to go to India and get married after you were exposed indicates
to me that you simply do not understand how serious what you have
She wept when the judge pronounced the verdict against her. She
said most of the money had gone on repaying debts of the family
Royal Mail spokesman told media that Royal Mail has changed
its procedures for claiming overtime and it was as a result of
these changes that this fraud came to light. We have a zero-tolerance
approach to any dishonesty and that stance is shared by the overwhelming
majority of postmen and women.