ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Instead of delivering the mail, an Englewood letter carrier was stealing it. Randy Younger, 47, avoided prison and was sentenced by federal judge William Martinez to three-and-half-years probation including six months home detention.
It was a combination that provided trouble, Younger was both a mailman and a drug addict. He admitted stealing thousands of pieces of mail to get his hands on gift cards and cash to support his heroin habit.
As he entered Denver U.S. District Court, CBS4’s Rick Sallinger asked, “Why did you steal that mail?”
“No comment, thank you,” was Younger’s reply.
At the Englewood Post Office, investigators using surveillance video found Younger stealing from the boxes where letters had been deposited for delivery by people with faith in the U.S. Postal Service.
Julie Brown was among those depositing letters into the boxes that had been hit by Younger.
“You expect your mail would be secure sending checks bills payments to get to their destination,” said Brown.
Evidence included Younger using his own phone number to inquire of the balance on a stolen gift card. The investigators used one from Target they equipped with a transmitter as bait to catch their thief.