Wisconsin Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing Mail

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Justin Cain, 35, Cashton, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William Conley to five years of probation. On March 21, 2018, Cain pleaded guilty to stealing mail from the U.S. Postal Service.

From September 14 to October 21, 2013, Cain knowingly stole mail while employed as a mail-processing clerk with the U.S. Postal Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin. During the course of their investigation, federal agents determined the defendant stole over 5,000 pieces of mail, which affected over 7,800 victims. During an interview with agents, Cain admitted to stealing money and valuables from the mail so he could purchase heroin. Judge Conley noted this was the “most egregious” theft of mail case he has presided over.

The charge against Cain was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Postal Inpsection Service, and the U.S. Postal Service-Office of the Inspector General. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Chadwick M. Elgersma.