Mississippi Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Mail Theft

Jackson, Miss. – Calvin Taylor, 51, of Yazoo City, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to embezzling parcels of mail during the course of his 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. Continue reading

Defendant Charged With Assaulting A South Georgia Postal Worker Has Initial Hearing In Federal Court

ALBANY, GA – A man charged in the assault of a federal postal employee Wednesday had an initial appearance today, announced Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Traveyon Devante Wilcox, of Donalsonville, GA, had his initial appearance before The Honorable Thomas Q. Langstaff, U.S. Magistrate Judge. Mr. Wilcox is facing one count of Assault on a Federal Employee, a charge that carries up to 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Mr. Wilcox is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt. A bond hearing before Judge Langstaff is expected within three business days.

According to the facts presented to the Court, Mr. Wilcox is accused of assaulting a postal worker on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m. while the postal worker was on the job in Donalsonville (Seminole County), delivering mail in an official capacity. The defendant is accused of entering the postal vehicle during the assault.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Donalsonville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Leah E. McEwen is prosecuting the case for the United States. Questions can be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603 or Melissa Hodges, Public Affairs Director (Contractor), United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 765-2362.

Connecticut woman hid her retired postal mom’s death from OPM so she could collect her pension

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SYBIL F. BUTLER, 56, of Norwalk, waived her right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to one count of theft of government funds.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Butler’s mother received monthly annuity payments following her retirement from the U.S. Postal Service. Butler’s mother died in June 2014. Between June 2014 and October 2016, Butler impersonated her mother in phone calls to the Office of Personnel Management, and also forged her mother’s signature on numerous documents indicating that her mother was alive. As a result, $71,701.13 in federal annuity benefits were deposited into Butler’s and her mother’s joint bank account after her mother’s death.

Butler was arrested on a criminal complaint on October 3, 2018. She is released on a $10,000 bond pending sentencing, which is not yet scheduled.

The charge of theft of government funds carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

This matter is being investigated by the Office of Personnel Management, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren C. Clark.