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Santa Ana postal worker accused of stealing 6,200 credit cards through the mail

Santa Ana postal worker accused of stealing 6,200 credit cards through the mail

A U.S. Postal Service worker accused of stealing thousands of people’s credit cards to buy luxury cars, watches and handbags for his wife is expected to plead guilty in federal court, authorities said Tuesday.

Prosecutors said that for the right price, Santa Ana mail processing worker Chinh Vuong would hide new American Express cards in his waistband – and he wouldn’t leave work without them.

Vuong, 48, of Garden Grove, worked for the postal service for more than 20 years, prosecutors said. But in a one-year window between October 2014 and 2015, he stole more than 6,200 American Express cards. The total loss from his actions is estimated...

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