A former Pewaukee postal carrier gets probation after stealing more than $6,200 from 621 mail customers

A former United States Postal Service mail carrier who worked in Pewaukee was sentenced to probation after she stole more than $6,200 from her victims.

Kelly Baxter, 28, was charged in a three-count indictment for mail theft by an employee after a 15-month practice of stealing gift cards and cash from mail that was her responsibility to deliver, according to federal court documents from the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

In a plea deal, Baxter pleaded guilty to the third count of the indictment and was sentenced to three years of probation to “pay back the restitution,” according to defense attorney John Campion. Court documents noted at least 621 mail customers were victimized by Baxter between July 1, 2017, and Oct. 23, 2018.

According to the documents, in February 2018, the USPS Office of Inspector General began an investigation into numerous complaints from USPS customers about greeting cards that were missing or were received damaged, as well as missing items that had been mailed from the Pewaukee Post Office.

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