Louisiana Postal Worker Charged with Mail Theft

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that YVONNE WILSON, age 37, of Kenner, was charged today in a one-count Bill of Information with embezzlement of mail matter by a postal service employee.

According to the Bill of Information, it is alleged that on or about July 14, 2016, WILSON, while being an employee of the United States Postal Service, did embezzle a first class letter containing $115.00 in United States currency.

WILSON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Service – Office of Inspector General for investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Loan AMimi@ Nguyen is in charge of the prosecution.