Revenue Fraud

In order to recover lost revenue, inspectors identify and prosecute dishonest mailers who avoid proper payment of postage. They also work with and educate postal employees about potential revenue fraud schemes so they can be alert to and report potential problems.

At least nine counterfeit postage meters in the evidence room of the Houston, Texas, U.S. Attorney’s Office as the trial for the largest revenue fraud case to date is prepared.
At least nine counterfeit postage meters are in the evidence room of the Houston, Texas, U.S. Attorney’s Office as the trial is prepared with assistance of the case agent Richard Butler, Revenue Fraud Specialist (left), Inspector Yolanda Cunningham (middle) and General Analyst Barbara Lowrey (right). More than $18 million was involved, making it the largest revenue fraud case as of 2011 when owners and employees of Gulf Coast Presort Inc., Mail Processing Center Inc., and Professional Mail Services were convicted.
Photo by Postal Inspector Allen McHenry
At least nine counterfeit postage meters are in the evidence room of the Houston, Texas, U.S. Attorney’s Office as the trial is prepared with assistance of the case agent Richard Butler, Revenue Fraud Specialist (left), Inspector Yolanda Cunningham (middle) and General Analyst Barbara Lowrey (right). More than $18 million was involved, making it the largest revenue fraud case as of 2011 when owners and employees of Gulf Coast Presort Inc., Mail Processing Center Inc., and Professional Mail Services were convicted.
Photo by Postal Inspector Allen McHenry