4 people accused of cashing money orders stolen from Charlotte post office
CHARLOTTE — Four people are accused of redeeming more than three-quarters of a million dollars from stolen money orders that were taken from a U.S. Postal Service location in Charlotte, according to court documents obtained by Channel 9 Wednesday.
Court documents say a grand jury indicted four people for federal charges in connection with the scheme. The defendants were identified as Ravenna Lee Dorsey, Jr., Jaren Jamar Hopkins-Benton, Gregory Jeremy Singleton, and Shawn Joanta Brooks.
According to the indictment, two shipments of 2,500 blank USPS money orders were sent to the Downtown Station Post Office in Charlotte in mid-November of 2020, but only one of the shipments was scanned and accepted into inventory. The other shipment was allegedly passed to the identified suspects “and others known and unknown to the grand jury.”