Minnesota letter carrier indicted for stealing cash and gift cards from mail

News release from the United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota:

A federal indictment, unsealed earlier today in St. Paul, charges a postal carrier with stealing approximately $4,000 in cash and gift cards from the mail she delivered.

The indictment, which was filed on March 16, 2011, charges Michelle Lynn Bressette, age 43, of Jordan, with one count of theft of mail by postal employee. The indictment was unsealed following Bressette’s initial appearance in federal court. The indictment alleges that from December of 2009 through October 21, 2010, Bressette, an employee of the Prior Lake Post Office, stole money and gift cards from the mail.

If convicted, Bressette faces a potential maximum penalty of five years in prison. All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service-Office of Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deidre Y. Aanstad.

  • ken

    Let’s see,give up a $50,000 plus job, for a few thousand. What a well thought out, master criminal!!

  • Oldschool

    One less person to excess!

  • sb carrier

    i mean really. do yo think you wont get caught? how many countless times have we seen this story over and over again. tell you what usps management…..have a stand up to all the carriers nationwide and tell them about postalnews and the idiotic things they get caught for. maybe something in their criminal brains will click in a positive way.

  • victim?

    Does anyone know if any credit cards were stolen from the mail by this person…..pretty sure someone stole ours and started using this month.