WAREHAM — Wareham Police have announced charges against a postal worker charged with stealing gift cards she was meant to deliver.

In January 2018, Wareham Police received a report from a victim about a stolen $200 gift card. The investigation revealed the card had been used to purchase items in North Dartmouth. Further investigation by Detective Kevin Reilly revealed the suspect who originally stole the card was 42-year-old Nicole Briggs-Thompson of Wareham, a postal carrier working out of the West Wareham post office.

As a result, Special Agents Andrew Dawson and Mark Aldoupolis of the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, were notified and began their own investigation. As a result of their sting, an additional larceny was committed by Briggs-Thompson. Both larcenies occurred while in the performance of her duties as a postal employee.

Briggs-Thompson is being charged with two counts of larceny under $250 by the Wareham Police Department. The case was successfully concluded because of the cooperative effort between the Wareham Police and the USPS.

--Wareham Police