South Dakota postal worker found guilty of seven counts of mail theft

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Daniel Newman, age 24, of Rapid City, South Dakota, was found guilty of 7 counts of Mail Embezzlement and Theft as a result of a federal trial in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The charges carry a maximum penalty of 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each count.

The conviction stems from Newman, while employed by the United States Postal Service, embezzling and stealing mail that contained U.S. currency, gift cards, and other items of value, between January 21, 2015, and March 5, 2015, in Rapid City.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

A sentencing date will be set. Newman will remain on bond pending sentencing.