Police: NY mail carrier pinched discount coupons

By The Associated Press

WESTBURY, N.Y. — A mail carrier on New York’s Long Island is accused of pinching thousands of discount coupons intended for residents’ mailboxes.

Police say 38-year-old Thomas Tang of Baldwin stole more than 7,000 J.C. Penney Co. discount coupons he was supposed to deliver to the department store’s customers. Police say Tang then sold the coupons on eBay.

Tang was charged with grand larceny. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday and was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail.

His attorney was not immediately available for comment.

The alleged theft occurred between October 2009 and this January.