Canton Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Mail by a Postal Employee

Jackson, Miss. – A Canton woman pled guilty to the federal crime of embezzling mail, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Scott Pierce, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office.

Sherice E. Davis, 34, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

According to court documents, Davis was a Rural Carrier Associate and delivered mail along a rural route in Hinds County. After receiving complaints of mail theft along Davis’ route, agents with the Postal Service Office of Inspector General investigated. On March 9, 2022, agents found Davis in possession of opened mail she did not deliver.

Davis is scheduled to be sentenced on February 7, 2023. She faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly T. Purdie is prosecuting the case.


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