Idaho Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Mail Theft

BOISE – Laura Alicia Cox, 56, of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday to theft of mail matter by a postal employee, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Cox was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 8, 2017.

Cox worked as a clerk at the U.S. Post Office in Melba, Idaho. According to the plea agreement, in June 2017, a surveillance camera at the Melba post office captured Cox opening mail that did not belong to her and removing its contents. Cox then put the mail contents in her employee locker. The video camera was installed following numerous complaints from customers of the Melba post office who reported problems with their mail. Cox had been employed by the U.S. Postal Service since January 1, 2000.

Sentencing is set for January 4, 2018, before Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General.