Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging ANA GUITY, 30, of West Haven, with three counts of theft of mail matter by a U.S. postal employee.
The indictment was returned on May 18, 2017. GUITY appeared yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel in Bridgeport, entered a plea of not guilty to the charges and was released on a $25,000 bond.
As alleged in the indictment and statements made in court, GUITY was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a window clerk at post offices in Westbrook and Chester. In late 2016 and early 2017, GUITY stole numerous letters from the mail, primarily greeting cards that she suspected would contain gift cards or cash.
If convicted, GUITY faces maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count of the indictment.
U.S. Attorney Daly stressed that an indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
GUITY is a citizen of Honduras and a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.
This matter is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General and is prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Miller.