Idaho Postal Worker Indicted for Mail Theft

BOISE – Laura Alicia Cox, 56, of Nampa, Idaho, was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 8, 2017, for two counts of mail theft by a postal employee, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced.

The indictment alleges that Ms. Cox, then a Postal Service employee, stole mail that was for delivery by the U.S. Post Office in Melba, Idaho. The indictment is not evidence, and Ms. Cox is innocent of the charges until proven guilty.

Mail theft by a postal employee is a felony punishable by up to 5 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.