Postal Inspectors Investigate California Printer

ANAHEIM, CA—Postal inspectors representing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), about 60 in all, paid a visit to Advantage Inc. during the first week of June as part of an investigation into suspicion of mail fraud, the Orange County Register reported. The inspectors were searching for documentation related to postage payments, the newspaper said.

The Register quoted Postal Inspector Renee Focht as saying that Advantage had been accused of underpaying its postal bill. The investigation was sparked by a postal employee who noted that the correct amount of postage was not being paid by Advantage for the mailings it presented to the USPS, according to Focht.

Tom Duchene, marketing director for the direct mail and commercial printer, told the Register that Advantage was cooperating with the inspectors and that it was “business as usual” for the company.