Three Louisiana Postal Workers Indicted for Theft

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced Friday, September 14, 2018 three indictments of United States Postal Service employees. JACQUELINE M. BATISTE, a/k/a/ JACQUELINE BATISTE FRANCOIS (“BATISTE”), age 47, of Harvey, Louisiana, was indicted for Misappropriation of Postal Funds. BRIA DAVIS (“DAVIS”), age 25, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was indicted for Theft of Mail and Delay or Destruction of Mail. COURTNEY C. DUPLESSIS (“DUPLESSIS”), age 30, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was indicted for Theft of Mail and Delay or Destruction of Mail. Continue reading

Tampa Mail Handler Indicted For Workers’ Comp Fraud

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Elizabeth Correa (60, Tampa) with three counts of wire fraud, three counts of false statement or fraud to obtain federal employees’ compensation, one count of theft of government funds, and one count of making a false statement to a federal agency. Continue reading

Kokomo man arrested for attacking postal worker

KOKOMO, Ind. – A Kokomo man was arrested for trying to rob a postal worker on Monday afternoon.

At around 1:45, a 23-year-old woman was delivering mail on the north side of the city when she was attacked.

“We just don’t need that in this neighborhood,” said neighbor Susan Shackelford.

Police say Elisha Graham approached the postal worker several times throughout her route, demanding a package. The postal worker refused to give Graham the package, which was addressed to a vacant home. When she went back to her truck, she told police Graham grabbed her and put a knife to her back.

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Second Defendant Sentenced to Federal Prison in Case Involving the Shooting of a U.S. Mail Carrier

In San Antonio today, a federal judge sentenced 27-year-old Sarah Richford of San Antonio, to 20 years imprisonment in connection with the shooting of a U.S. Mail carrier last year in Spring Branch, TX, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash; Inspector in Charge Adrian Gonzalez, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Houston Division; and, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus. Continue reading

Former Postal Worker Charged with Making False Statements to Obtain More than $160,000 in Disability Benefits

A complaint was unsealed earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Joseph Penatello, a former motor vehicle operator for the United States Postal Service (USPS), with making false statements to obtain federal employees’ compensation.  Penatello was arrested today and will make his initial appearance this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Vera M. Scanlon. Continue reading