Postmaster arrested in Malad ‘robbery’
The Malad postmaster has been charged with felony grand theft and is being held in the Bannock County Jail on $100,000 bail, after Oneida County sheriff’s deputies and postal inspectors investigated a reported armed robbery at the Malad post office.
Sheriff Jeff Semrad said Postmaster Bradley David Hunter made the false report on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at about 9:30 a.m., stating a white male brandished a handgun and asked for a specific package from the post office. He told responding officers the man left on foot.
Evidence collected by investigators lead to Hunter’s arrest. Hunter allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of cash, which was recovered on Saturday, Jan. 11. Mail that had been removed from the post office was also found in Hunter’s home and inspectors are contacting the recipients.
Hunter is being held on multiple misdemeanor drug and traffic violations, as well.