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Alamo postal worker charged with exchanging fake money

Original post made on Apr 11, 2011

Emmanuel Odion Esezobor, an employee at the Alamo post office, was changed with exchanging fake money made in Nigeria for real currency at his cash register, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:55 PM

Comments (20)

Posted by retired postal worker, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 11, 2011 at 9:13 am

Postal workers work so hard, it is a shame that something like this had to happen in the Alamo office. I believe this office has had at least one change of postmasters and times during which there were shortages of window clerks.

It is good that the Inspection Division caught this man. His superiors should have kept a closer watch on him. It is not usual for an employee to go to his parked car after transactions.

Posted by Joseph, a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 11, 2011 at 9:34 am

For some it is not enough to have a good job.

Posted by Joseph, a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 11, 2011 at 9:35 am

Emmanuel Odion Esezobor = Scum

Posted by concerned citizen, a resident of Danville
on Apr 11, 2011 at 10:27 am

they put stuff about the alamo postal worker being arressted for those charge but no one says why the danville postal worker was arressted for a couple of months one knows anything why.

Posted by Alamo Resident, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 11, 2011 at 11:40 am

There are some wonderful employees there, but I do have a major complaint about the operation of that ofice. I have a PO Box there and I am constantly getting mail that is not mine. I wonder how much of my mail ends up in the wrong PO Box? I have complained and I continue to get mail that is not mine. PLEASE, would someone in a position of authority monitor this problem and take action? I have also heard other customers complain about their lack of attention when delivering mail to the PO Boxes. Thank you!

Posted by David McGrath, a resident of Danville
on Apr 11, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Too bad. He seemed like a nice fellow and a good clerk at the P/O.

Posted by Alamo Resident, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 12, 2011 at 7:38 am

Please I have no sympathy for cheaters. We all work hard for al living and know not to cross the moral line. They have issues in that post office and their workers. Ever since our delivery man retired about 5 years ago it's been missing mail, never received mail and I get someone else's mail that has the same address number but different street two blocks over. I finally had to go to the other persons house after several complaints and work out a deal that we each can exchange our mail we we get it. Then in January when my mom sent me a birthday card with a gift card inside I noticed it had been opened and the 100.00 gift card was gone. Now keep in mind my mom mailed it in San Leandro at the main distribution branch. So it was only touched by US postal workers from thereout to Alamo.So when I went in and complained the post master brought out my delivery guy who happened to still be in the back. He looks a me and says with an accent " When I delivered that it was sealed." He looked nervous. Think about this. How could he remember that particular envelope?? Sure it was hot pink and decorated with stickers saying happy birthday but I am sure he delivers hundreds of envelopes of mail in in a day on several blocks but he remembers that particular envelope and he knows me? Also I hadn't even given him my address yet but he knew it was sealed when He delivered it..OK whatever lier.

Posted by Frustrated, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Dear Alamo Resident,
I have been complaining for years about the Alamo Post Office and I don't have a PO Box, we receive the wrong mail in our home mailbox all the time. I don't receive mail a lot of the time. There is no accountability in that office. The fact that this has been allowed for years is so frustrating. You need to contact the Oakland branch, that's where I've been sending all of my complaints but nothing has changed!!! Beware, lots of licenses have not been delivered to homes, where are they ending up????

Posted by Alamo Resident, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm

The Alamo post office is corrupt!!!!

Posted by Shellfish, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Are you perfect? I DON'T think so. Narrow mind and so selfish people!

Posted by Alamo Resident, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 13, 2011 at 7:28 am

What are you saying Shellfish? Honest people don't cheat or steal like this employee. He should get "free" room and board for a long time. Steal mail and see what happens, a federal offense. If I performed my job like the employees from the Alamo Post Office that deliver mail to the incorrect boxes and homes consistently, or not delilver at all, I would have been fired a long time ago. So in answer to your question, I am perfect. Not sure what you mean by selfish? Sounds like a post from the employee in question or a friend of theirs.

Posted by Alamo Ron, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 13, 2011 at 10:09 am

Every so often, I get mail in my Alamo PO Box that is not addressed to me. Rather than stressing over it, I just go over to the outgoing mail slot and toss it in.

Posted by Lorrielovesparties, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 13, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Hey Emmanuel!
When we say the United States is the land of the Free, we don't mean it literally!

Posted by I'm the guv, a resident of Danville
on Apr 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm

what are you fools talking about? The entire government is corrupt.
We're shelling out billions, (appropriate that we're so close to April 15th). For what? The exemplary public servants we have, starting at the top? SURE!

Posted by PO employee, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I'm offended. We are not all crooks. Matter of fact, I often open up letters that I'm delivering to make sure the contents are not disturbed. And in fact I will confiscate money and/or gift cards for those who I feel either have enough money in their wallet or enough food in their belly. This is to prevent any adverse effects upon receipt of such gifts. They really don't need these things anyway, and I am protecting them, for their own good.
I will continue to provide exemplary service.
Thanks for playing.

Posted by jjjj, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm

how about printing something about the corrupt postal worker at the danville p o not one word i'm told the han cuffs fit just as well
or how about the scandel at the cu=hurch in danville channel 2 seened th have the story or is this to hard to covetr this close to home.

Posted by wacka wacka, a resident of Danville
on Apr 14, 2011 at 6:17 pm

you mean this one at St. Isidores?

Web Link


Posted by Observer, a resident of Danville
on Apr 14, 2011 at 7:03 pm

St. Isidore Church is doing its best to minimize the scandal, and sweep it under the carpet letting the insurance company handle the claim. However, St. Isidore Church has an even larger financial problem than a near half-million dollar embezzlement scandal on its hands. Currently, the church is operating a monthly budget with a $20,000 negative cash flow, coupled with heavy borrowing (over $1,000,000) from the Oakland diocese.

Corrupt financial management, and a dishonest CYO athletic program.

Posted by Adam boatwright, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm


Posted by cardinal, a resident of Diablo
on Apr 15, 2011 at 7:14 am

A Diocesan scandal that Doesn't involve sexual impropriety is kind of a refreshing change.

Throw the good book at 'em!

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