Immigrant Mailman Caught Stealing Millions in Stimulus & Disability Checks

Kristen Prahl /
Kristen Prahl /

An immigrant mailman in Northwest Washington, DC, managed to steal nearly $1.7 million in disability and stimulus checks in just three years. The man was arrested at Dulles International Airport, where he was trying to flee with a brand-new passport and a suitcase stuffed full of cash.

Federal investigators say 43-year-old Hachikosela Muchimba started working out of the Friendship Post Office in Northwest DC back in 2020. Muchimba immediately went to work stealing disability checks from the US Treasury Department. He really started having a field day with other people’s mail when the COVID stimulus checks started going out.

Muchimba, who is a native of Zambia who somehow got a federal job at the Post Office, would forge his own name on the checks and deposit them in a series of bank accounts he had opened. The US Attorney’s Office issued a press release about the arrest and charges:

“Muchimba would remove the name of the proper payee and replace it with his own name. Many of these misappropriated checks were U.S. Treasury checks. He is seen on bank surveillance removing the proceeds from ATM machines. The total amount of the checks that were fraudulently deposited into Muchimba’s accounts was $1,697,909.52.”

This is what happens when you have a government that hates its own people. There is no good reason why Hachikosela Muchimba should have been admitted to the country as a legal immigrant in the first place. We have plenty of people in this country who are fully qualified to work as mailmen—a job that pays an average of $68,000 a year.

We don’t conduct any vetting of legal or illegal immigrants in this country. We just let everybody in, no questions asked. This guy managed to steal $1.7 million from Americans. How much is stolen by foreign fraudsters who are never caught?