Jacksonville: Two USPS Contract Employees Sentenced For Mail Thefts

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan today sentenced Jacksonville residents Victor Antinio Burks (28) and Yamil Sanchez (33) for stealing mail from a U.S. Postal Service contract facility. Burks was sentenced to 79 days’ imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Sanchez was sentenced to two years’ probation, a $500 fine, and 100 hours of community service. Both individuals pleaded guilty in June 2015.

uspsoigAccording to court documents, Burks and Sanchez worked at a Jacksonville mail distribution facility operated by a contractor for the U.S. Postal Service. Between March and November 2014, Burks stole numerous items from the mail including 7 televisions, a tablet computer, 15-20 cellphones, 20-25 purses, and a videogame console. He admitted to agents that he had pawned the televisions and the tablet, and sold the rest of the items, estimating that he had made about $2,500 to $3,000.

Sanchez stole items from the mail for about two years, ending in the summer of 2014. He admitted that he had stolen a laptop computer, a compound bow, and a set of golf clubs, all of which he pawned. Sanchez also admitted to stealing a television that he later sold at a flea market.