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Contract Postal Employee Sentenced For Possessing Stolen Mail

August 26, 2022

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Ocala, Florida – Senior U.S. District Judge John Antoon II has sentenced Aleia Deborah Green (20, Brooksville) for possessing stolen mail. Green was sentenced to the maximum term of probation—five years—and ordered to make full restitution in the amount of $956.53 to the 23 victims of her offense. Green had pleaded guilty on June 1, 2022.

According to court records, Green worked as a contract mail carrier for the United States Postal Service (USPS). She delivered mail for the Crystal River Post Office. On October 19, 2021, after receiving complaints about missing mail from Green’s route, federal agents conducted surveillance at a neighborhood cluster box. The agents placed a piece of mail containing money in the outgoing mail slot of the cluster box. Green subsequently retrieved that mail, opened it, and stole the money. When confronted by the agents, Green admitted to the theft. She also confessed to opening approximately 100 other pieces of mail along her route since August 2021.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service – Office of the Inspector General. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Hannah Nowalk.

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