Alabama letter carrier sentenced to probation for mail theft

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Devon J. Donald, a 26 year old resident of Mobile, Alabama was sentenced to one year of probation after conviction for embezzling from the U.S. mail.

On January 17, 2019, Donald entered a guilty plea pursuant to a plea agreement and admitted in open court that from on or about December 9, 2017, and continuing through on or about February 20, 2018, Donald was a mail carrier employed by the United States Postal Service. Another postal employee, Unterria J. Rogers, asked Donald to remove six priority mail parcels from the U. S. mail stream and give them to him. All of the packages Rogers requested were entrusted to Donald for delivery to the addressees along his mail delivery route. Donald removed the packages from the U. S. mail stream and gave them to Rogers. Rogers requested the packages because there were quantities of marijuana inside of each one. Donald admitted purchasing marijuana from Rogers in the past. Donald also confessed to embezzling the priority mail packages from the U. S. mail.

Inspectors of the United States Postal Inspection Service along with special agents of the United States Postal Service/Office of the Inspector General investigated the case and brought it to the U. S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant United States Attorney, Gina S. Vann.