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Former Postal Worker Charged with Theft of Mail from Elmwood Post Office

April 9, 2024

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DAVID RAYFORD, age 40, of Kenner, La., was indicted on April 5, 2024 for Mail Theft, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709.

The indictment charged RAYFORD with stealing a greeting card containing a Visa Gift Card and $100.00 cash from the United States mail on June 14, 2021.

If convicted, RAYFORD faces up to five (5) years imprisonment, up to three (3) years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney Carter K.D. Guice, Jr. of the General Crimes Unit, is in charge of the prosecution.

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