A federal grand jury returned an indictment in early October charging a Tulsa woman with stealing mail and destroying post office boxes at a U.S. Post Office station located in south Tulsa, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.
The indictment was unsealed today after Hillary Victoria Ginn, 42, was arrested by U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspectors and she made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court.
Ginn allegedly stole mail or attempted to steal mail from mailboxes located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sheridan Station on six different occasions from Aug. 18, 2019, through Sept. 22, 2019. Ginn is charged with six counts of Theft of Mail and Attempted Theft of Mail and six counts of Destruction of Letter Boxes and Mail.
“Maintaining the integrity of the mail is vital to commerce and communication throughout our country and beyond its borders,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “Mail theft is often the first step in other serious crimes such as identity theft and fraud. These white collar crimes can be financially ruinous for victims. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Attorney’s Office will always partner up to stop mail thieves.”
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Fort Worth Division Inspector in Charge Thomas Noyes said, “The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is committed to protecting our employees, customers and the U.S. Mail. The public depends on the sanctity of the mail, and theft of that mail is an attack on the trust the American public has placed in the mail system. Postal Inspectors investigate all reports of mail theft to identify and hold accountable those responsible. We value our partnerships with our local law enforcement partners in the Tulsa area and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.”
The Tulsa Police Department and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph F. Wilson is prosecuting the case.