California postal inspector charged with stealing money orders from the mail

Daron Tarver, a thirteen year veteran postal inspector from Northern California, faces up to five years in federal prison after being charged with stealing money orders from the mail. Tarver is alleged to have enlisted the help of a supervisor at a Modesto post office with whom he was in a relationship. The supervisor would send Tarver photos of suspicious packages, and he would tell her which items he wanted her to hold for him. Tarver would open the packages and remove money orders, presumably the proceeds from drug shipments, before resealing the packages. Continue reading

Reward of up to $100,000 offered in the Cold Case Homicide of USPS Contract Driver

Memphis, TN –Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Tennessee, Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office, the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), and the Memphis Police Department (MPD) today announced a reward of up to $100,000 in a renewed effort to gain additional information about the 2001 unsolved murder of U.S. Postal Service Contract Driver Larry Vinson. Continue reading

Minnesota postal worker sentenced to prison for firing shotgun at Federal Reserve Bank

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS WOOD, 43, to eight months of confinement after firing three shotgun rounds at the Federal Reserve Bank building in downtown Minneapolis.WOOD, who pleaded guilty on December 17, 2018, was sentenced before Chief Judge John R. Tunheim in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Continue reading

Connecticut Man Who Cashed $60,000 in Stolen Postal Money Orders Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that James Lebel, 40, formerly of Brooklyn, Connecticut, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for cashing more than $60,000 in stolen postal money orders. Continue reading

Colorado Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Stealing Over $180,000 From the USPS Through Hundreds Of False Insurance Claims

DENVER – Lorrine Kimmel, age 48, of Weld County, Colorado, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel to serve 15 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years on supervised release for defrauding the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) by mail fraud, U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn and U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge of the Western Area Field Office John D. Masters announced today. The defendant was also ordered to pay $188,575 in restitution. Kimmel appeared at the sentencing hearing free on bond, and was ordered to report to a Bureau of Prison facility once one is designated. Continue reading