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Former Hilton Head Island postal worker convicted of mail theft, ordered to pay thousands in restitution

July 9, 2024
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A former Hilton Head Island postal employee who nabbed thousands of dollars from customers’ mail will dodge jail time but was ordered to return to sender:

She’ll pay $12,896 in restitution to 111 victims she stole from, a U.S. district judge ruled last month.

Hardeeville resident Thylenthia Tobet Young, 44, was convicted of one count of mail theft by a USPS employee and sentenced to five years of probation at her hearing June 20 in a Charleston federal courtroom.

Beginning in mid-August, her interest-free restitution must be paid in minimum monthly installments of $250, meaning the amount should be paid in full by the end of 2028.

An itemized list of the court-ordered restitution payments shows individual victims’ financial losses ranging from $10 to $1,000. The list likely overlaps with the dozens dozens of islanders’ complaints documented by The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette last summer, which date back to May 2022 and primarily involve missing cash, checks or gift cards.

 

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