Barron County Postal Employee Charged with Theft of Mail

Joshua P. Copas, 37, Cumberland, Wisconsin, is charged with theft of mail.  The indictment alleges that while an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, he stole items of mail which had come into his possession for the purpose of being conveyed by the Postal Service.  Specifically, the indictment alleges that between April 7 and May 30, 2022, Copas stole Menards’ rebate checks from the mail.

If convicted, Copas faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General and the Rice Lake and Cumberland Police Departments.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anita Boor and Steven Anderson are handling the prosecution.


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