South Florida Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Theft of Mail 

A former United States postal worker has pled guilty to theft of mail she obtained from her delivery route in Hillsboro Beach, Florida.

Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg of the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Maximo Eamiguel, United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG), Southern Area Field Office, made the announcement.

Charlene Joseph, 24, of Miami Gardens, pled guilty to one count of theft of mail by a postal employee. Sentencing is scheduled for September 26, 2017, before United States District Court Judge Beth Bloom. At sentencing, Joseph faces a statutory maximum of five years in prison.

According to court documents, including the agreed upon factual proffer, Joseph delivered and picked up mail on a route in Hillsboro Beach, beginning in 2015. In December 2015, Joseph stole four envelopes that had been placed in the outgoing mail slot of one of the condominium buildings along her route. The four envelopes contained Christmas cards with Walmart gift cards inside. Joseph unlawfully used three of the four Walmart gift cards at a Walmart store in Miramar. In addition, Joseph admitted to stealing approximately five credit cards from her delivery route to give another individual in exchange for payment. She personally used some of the stolen cards.

  • hollywood

    Made your family proud .

  • Gloria Ames

    I wish I could have my mail carrier arrested. I live in Coral Springs and have proof that the USPS-OIG lied about a package being delivered to my front porch, when it was scanned in my parking lot which is used by 5 apartment buildings. I know it was stolen because I was standing on my porch at the time the package was supposedly delivered. It was Christmas Eve, I was waiting for my family. The package was not even supposed to be delivered on that day, it was scheduled to be delivered on the 28th. She knew by stealing on the holiday that we couldn’t do anything because everything was closed for several days. She had help, the package came in during the day, so one of the other criminals drove it to my parking lot. Three other neighbors also had packages stolen on Christmas Eve, but no one cares or will even investigate. What kind of scum steals from people on Christmas?