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
Memphis, TN – On September 11, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted 11 former FedEx Express employees and two former contractors for the U.S. Postal Service on federal mail theft charges. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the indictments today. Continue reading
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
WAUWATOSA — United States Postal Service inspectors went to great lengths to catch a postal worker accused of taking cash, gift cards and checks from a Wauwatosa residents’ mail. Continue reading
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.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man who worked in the mailroom of VyStar Credit Union for more than two decades is accused of embezzling $5.4 million in checks intended to pay for postage, according to a federal indictment. Continue reading
BOSTON – A Beverly, Mass., man agreed to plead guilty today in connection with mailing six threatening letters containing suspicious white powder to high-profile individuals and to sending another seven threatening letters to law enforcement officials and others. Continue reading
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
Columbia, SC (WLTX) – An investigation is underway after a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service was assaulted last month. Continue reading
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