WILL R. BULLOCH, age 27, a resident of Franklinton, Louisiana, was sentenced today to two years of probation by U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk for the theft of United States mail by a postal employee, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente. In addition to the term of probation, Judge Africk ordered BULLOCH to pay $11,227.40 in restitution to the United States Postal Service.
According to court documents, BULLOCH admitted that he was employed on March 3, 2007, as a Sales and Service Associate, at the Main Post Office, in Angie, Louisiana. One of the defendant’s jobs was to sell U.S. Postal money orders. Customers would purchase money orders and then place them in an envelope and deposit them to be mailed. BULLOCH confessed that after he sold a money order, he opened the customer’s envelope in the outgoing mail and forged the name on the money order. He admitted that he endorsed them for cash or deposit. He covered up the crime by voiding the money order in the computer system. BULLOCH further admitted that from September 16, 2011, through February 24, 2012, he removed articles from first-class mail presented for delivery. Records reflect that fifty-one money orders sold by BULLOCH had been voided and converted to cash.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dorothy Manning Taylor.