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Post office to present hero award to New Albany, Ind. woman

Lead Clerk Bertie Faulkner is set to receive Postmaster General Hero Award, which honors employees who go above and beyond the call of duty.
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NEW ALBANY, Ind. — A New Albany lead clerk is set to be honored on July 2 after authorities said she spotted a fraudulent money order.

On Tuesday, July 2, at 8:30 a.m. the US Postal Service will host an honorary ceremony at the New Albany Post Office to recognize New Albany Lead Clerk Bertie Faulkner.

Faulkner is set to receive Postmaster General Hero Award, which honors employees who go above and beyond the call of duty.

Earlier this year Faulkner alerted authorities when she suspected a customer was attempting to cash a “raised” money order. “Raised” refers to a money order whose value is illegally changed to a higher amount than what was originally purchased.

“Bertie’s quick actions saved the Postal Service a tremendous amount of money by getting these criminals off the streets. In this situation, the suspects were trying to cash $2 money orders for $200,” said Postal Inspector Clint Springer.

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