Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANA GUITY, 30, of West Haven, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of theft of mail matter by a U.S. postal employee.
According to court documents and statements made in court, GUITY was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a window clerk, primarily at the post office in Westbrook, but also at post offices in Chester, North Branford and Madison. 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. GUITY also stole several packages from the mail.
Typically, GUITY selected letters that she believed would contain items of value, removed money or a gift card from the letter, and then returned the letter to the mail stream. At times, GUITY stole the entire letter and did not return it to the mail stream. When GUITY was confronted by authorities, she had more than 35 letters mailed by others in her personal vehicle. The letters included birthday cards, holiday cards, sympathy cards and get well cards.
The investigation revealed that GUITY also stole a letter from an individual to the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.
In addition, at least five packages containing cell phones that had been removed from the mail were recovered from GUITY.
Judge Underhill scheduled sentencing for October 16, 2017, at which time GUITY faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years. She is released on a $25,000 bond pending sentencing.
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 being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Miller.