HAMMOND — Investigators say a mail thief made one big mistake leading to his arrest — impersonating a mailman working on Sunday.
Nurldon Green III, 29, of DeMotte, appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court to answer to felony charges of theft and impersonating a U.S. Postal Service employee.
Green is free on bond and set to be formally arraigned Aug. 4 on criminal charges that carry a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment.
U.S. Postal Inspector Brian Lambka alleges in a complaint filed Tuesday that he enlisted the help of DeMotte police to capture someone stealing mail.
Lambka added the impostor was attracting attention he was out “on Sundays, traditionally a day the U.S. Postal Service does not deliver mail to residences or businesses in the United States.”