Postal worker: I forged signatures on certified mail | News
Burlison, TN- (WMC-TV) – A Tipton County woman and her attorney are trying to get to the bottom of why she says her signature was forged by her mail carrier.
The signature on the certified mail may have cost the woman her home.
Cortney Sellers has been in a wheelchair since she was 12-years-old.
On top of dealing with her disability, she's now lost her home to foreclosure.
"It's gone, officially," she said. "I knew it was close to foreclosure. I was awaiting the inevitable certified mail."
Sellers said she received the certified foreclosure letter on March 19.
Her home was placed in foreclosed on March 20.
Sellers said she soon realized her mail carrier at the Burlison, TN, post office had signed for the certified mail.
"I was home," she said. "So I don't know why she didn't come to the door. I have no idea."
In a hand-written letter dated April 2, Sellers' mail carrier admitted she'd signed Sellers name for the mail. In the letter, she said it was something she'd been told to do by a former employee at Burlison post office. "This is one of the strangest things I've heard of," said Sellers' attorney Jeff Ward.
"Although the carrier may have been trying to assist the customer, it appears she did not comply with our regulations," said a statement issued by the postal service. "The matter is currently under review."
Sellers attorney said the postal employee should be punished for forging his client's signature.
"Twice. She didn't do it once; she did it twice and according to her own letter, she said I was trained that way. Who is training these people?" Ward asked.
Sellers and her attorney are working to try and get her home out of foreclosure.
The postal service hasn't commented on what's being done about the postal employee signing Sellers' names on the certified mail.
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