Contract Driver Charged With Mail Theft

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Luzerne County man has been charged with stealing mail from multiple United States Post Offices.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Steven Dubravski, Sr., age 55, of Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania, is charged with theft of mail in a Criminal Information filed today in the United States District Court in Scranton. Dubravski was employed by a trucking company and was responsible for picking up and delivering mail for United States Post Offices in Luzerne County. It is alleged that Dubravski stole cash and other items of value from inside multiple mail items intended for delivery to postal customers. The amount of loss is approximately $2,800. The thefts are alleged to have occurred from March 2013 through March 2014. Dubravski was fired by his employer after the company learned what had happened.

uspsoigThe government has filed a plea agreement with the defendant which is subject to the approval of the Court.

No date has been scheduled as yet for a hearing in the case.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. The defendant is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court. A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing guidelines.

Theft of mail is punishable by up to 5 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.