Postmen in the Black Country and Staffordshire have been caught being dishonest, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

The Express and Star report:

All of the workers are no longer employed by Royal Mail after either resigning or being sacked.

All 15 went through the courts and given punishments including jail terms, community orders and fines. The information was revealed under the Freedom of Information Act.

Marie Teasdale, informations rights officer at Royal Mail, today said the vast majority of workers were honest. She said: “Royal Mail Group operates a zero-tolerance approach across the business to dishonesty.”

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.