Boston Postal Worker Charged with Theft of Mail

BOSTON – A former Roslindale Post Office employee was arrested today and charged in federal court in Boston in connection with embezzling mail.

Megan Hawes, 28, of Roslindale, was indicted on one count of theft of mail matter by a Postal Service employee. She appeared in federal court in Boston this afternoon and was released on conditions.

According to the indictment, which was unsealed today, the offenses occurred from approximately March 2017 to May 10, 2018, while Hawes was an employee of the Postal Service in Roslindale.

The charge provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Field Office; and Weymouth Police Chief Richard C. Grimes made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.