Jackson, Miss. – Latoya Rosell, 34, of Flora, pled guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to embezzling mail matter during the course of her employment with the U.S. Postal Service, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Chris Cave with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office.
Rosell was employed as a Rural Carrier Associate at the Ridgeland Post Office in Ridgeland, Mississippi. On August 15, 2018, agents were notified that expected mail matter was not being delivered along Rosell’s route. A subsequent operation run by investigators utilized monitored test pieces to confirm that Rosell was embezzling mail containing gift cards and U.S. currency. When confronted, Rosell admitted she had been embezzling the mail and immediately resigned her position. Agents recovered some but not all of the property embezzled by Rosell.
Rosell will be sentenced by Judge Reeves on May 22, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. She faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.