Threatening to go postal, retired postal worker arrested

Published: Aug. 16, 2006 at 9:10 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 19, 2011 at 2:36 PM MST
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The following story was posted on Aug. 16, 2006:

A former United States Postal Employee is behind bars charged with threatening to kill fellow postal employees.

58-year-old Alexia Moreno was arrested at her home in Rita Ranch Monday morning. Authorities say the retired postal worker from Wichita, Kansas threatened a disability specialist over the phone. Moreno reportedly had an ongoing dispute with the Postal Service over worker's compensation.

"She said she knows how to use a gun and she's willing to do so," says U.S. Postal Inspector Stephen Elia.  "And she would go in and shoot postal employees if she wasn't happy with the settlement she was getting."

Postal inspectors say Moreno never specified where her threat would be carried out. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison.