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Post Office Thief To Be Sentenced

Monday October 20 2014




A POST Office cleaner stole items from people's parcels for two years before being caught.

Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told that Barbara Carol Ambler, 54, had been a cleaner for nine years.

An investigation was launched at the office in Wombwell when a special delivery package went missing, said Eric Bray, prosecuting for the Royal Mail.

Envelopes and parcels which had been tampered with were found during a search.

He said Ambler, of Wilson Street, Wombwell, was confronted after she was caught on film opening an item of mail and putting the contents into a bin liner.

Mr Bray said: "She admitted during an interview that she had been stealing items since January 2012 following the death of her granddaughter."

Ambler admitted three mail theft charges. She was sent to Sheffield Crown Court where she will be sentenced on October 29.

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Reply Posted by me on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 12:15
I think you might be seeing some more mail bags mi owd...

Reply Posted by John on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 15:04
hmmmm a wonder who that could be???

Reply Posted by Lucy on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 15:44
There's always two sides to every story.
I don't think it's fair to judge.

Reply Posted by Pru on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 16:49
Two sides to every story lol she's just admitted stealing since 2012 how 1 sided can you get.

Reply Posted by Lucy on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 17:26
We don't the full story though do we?
It says after the death of her granddaughter.
Grief affects people in different ways.

Reply Posted by dawn on Wednesday October 22 2014 at 12:53

.Might answer why we av been missing important mail for months and royal mail Wombwell in particular arnt interested

Reply Posted by Vile on Thursday October 23 2014 at 08:15
That explains where all mine and the kids birthday cards went from my poor old Nan, even though she stopped putting money in them, one of them turned up tampered with 8 months later! What a vile person.

Reply Posted by chrissy on Thursday October 23 2014 at 08:40
Chop their hands off won't do it agen

Reply Posted by Carol on Thursday October 23 2014 at 18:40
Think u shud all wait till she gets her say! It's all royal mails side at min(not post office) if you read article the items were mis-sorts so not addressed to anyone in wombwell and cards aren't mentioned at all. Everyone jumping on bandwagon let's blame her for everything! She's done wrong, she's Guna be punished, leave her alone.

Reply Posted by Jane on Thursday October 23 2014 at 18:54
Wombwell is and always has been full of people jumping on bandwagon and being busy bodies.
The woman sounds to have had a really difficult time, grief affects people in different ways and can do funny things to people.
I agree that it isn't fair to judge until we know the full facts.

Reply Posted by Mick on Thursday October 23 2014 at 19:53
Wombwell is full of people sticking there noses into other peoples lives because there own lives are pathetic especially Wilson street and neighbouring streets kitchen and jones concentrate on your own sad pathetic miserable lives and leave this poor women alone she's been through court and will get her punishment I suppose your all saints arnt you.

Reply Posted by Stephen John Shirt on Wednesday October 29 2014 at 08:17
i know this Lady has done wrong,Imagine losing your Granddaughter or Grandson how would this affect you,people in Glass Houses shouldn't throw stones,know one knows what they would do,so please have some compassion for her

Reply Posted by chrossy on Wednesday October 29 2014 at 08:39
Not bein funny n I'm feel sorry for wot she gon thru but ig n ok excuse she's dun wrong wot if it WA ur stuff she was pinchin wud u still say the same thing...

Reply Posted by Donna on Wednesday October 29 2014 at 12:23
so she's going to prison for theft

But a man doesn't even go to court for assult which caused a mans death?

We live in a stupid country!

Reply Posted by wickey wickey on Wednesday October 29 2014 at 22:33
Any news on sentence yet?