7 charged, including two postal carriers, in money laundering scheme involving U.S. Postal Service
Taylor, Jakes and Brown were also taken into custody on Sept. 23 and charged with continuing financial crimes enterprise and identity theft.
Taylor and Jakes, who were active postal carriers at the time of the alleged scheme, were also charged with mail and wire fraud.
Arrest warrants are in effect for Tucker, Britton and May.
According to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, Taylor and Jakes, who delivered mail throughout Naperville, allegedly stole credit and debit cards from the mail and gave them to Haynes as part of a scheme to launder illicit gift cards by redeeming them for U.S. currency.
Haynes and other defendants would then allegedly activate the stolen credit or debit cards and use them to purchase Visa/MasterCard gift cards from various stores, including Home Depot, Walmart and Sam’s Club.