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Postal Employee Indicted for Mail Theft

January 31, 2024

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that SHAKEITHA WILEY, age 41, of New Orleans, was indicted on January 25, 2024 for mail theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709. According to the indictment, WILEY, a postal employee, stole gift cards from the mail and used those gift cards at a local store.

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

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 Christine Calogero of the General Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.

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