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Former Postal Carrier Convicted of Mail Theft and Fraud

July 9, 2024

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Montgomery, Alabama – Today, United States Attorney Jonathan S. Ross announced that a federal jury convicted 44-year-old James Glover, a former postal carrier and resident of Montgomery, Alabama, on one count of postal theft by an employee and three counts of mail fraud. Special Agent in Charge Jonathan Ulrich of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General and Inspector in Charge Scott Fix of the Houston Division for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service joined United States Attorney Ross in making the announcement.

According to court records and evidence presented during Glover’s trial, he was involved in a fraudulent mail theft and bank fraud scheme involving multiple individuals. The jury heard testimony that, in September and October of 2022, while doing his work as a mail carrier, Glover stole checks and documents containing financial information from the mail. The stolen checks were altered or used to create fraudulent checks and then deposited into bank accounts by Glover and others. Previously, 24-year-old Keldric Ortez Jones, also from Montgomery, Alabama, was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud for his role in the scheme. Jones received a 46-month sentence on March 11, 2024. There is no parole in the federal system.

“The U.S. mail system is a vital part of our daily lives,” stated United States Attorney Ross. “Mail carriers are entrusted with access to enormous amounts of sensitive information. Abuse of that trust must have consequences. This prosecution is a result of our commitment, along with the commitment of our law enforcement partners, to protect the millions of letters and packages processed by the United States Postal Service each day.”

“The vast majority of U.S. Postal Service employees are honest, hardworking individuals who would never violate the public trust in this manner,” said Special Agent in Charge Jonathan Ulrich of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. “But for those who do, our special agents, along with our law enforcement partners, will aggressively investigate these federal crimes to protect the sanctity of the U.S. Mail. This conviction is a testament to the dedication of the investigative and legal teams and should send a strong message to any employee who thinks of conspiring with others to commit check fraud.”

“It is very disappointing when any of our U.S. Postal Service employees abuse their position of trust to facilitate illegal activity,” said Inspector in Charge Scott Fix of the Houston Division for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. “James Glover is not representative of the honesty and integrity of postal employees serving our nation today. Glover’s conviction demonstrates that the USPIS remains resolute in our mission to bring to justice those who fraudulently use the nation’s mail system in the furtherance of their deceptive schemes.”

Following his June 27, 2024, conviction, Glover faces a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing hearing for Glover is scheduled for September 30, 2024. At that hearing, a federal district court judge will determine Glover’s sentence after considering the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Millbrook Police Department investigated the case, which Assistant United States Attorneys J. Patrick Lamb and Tara Ratz are prosecuting.

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