Postal worker accused of stealing from woman’s purse arraigned on larceny charge

WAREHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - A mailman accused of stealing cash from an unattended purse in Wareham pleaded not guilty in court on Monday.

Thomas Medeiros, 63, was caught on camera inside a Cumberland Farms on Saturday stealing $60 from the manager’s purse while she helped a customer with coffee, according to police.

Police arrested Medeiros as he worked his postal route in Taunton after he allegedly took off with the money.

Police say Medeiros admitted to stealing the money, saying he shouldn’t have done it but, “it was just there, it was like candy.”

Medeiros was ordered to stay away from the store and have no contact with any witnesses connected to the case.

He is due back in court next month.

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