Former Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Mail Theft from Paulina Post Office
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that LACEY STEWART, age 35, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana pled guilty as charged to a one count Bill of Information on June 29, 2021. She was charged in 2021 by a Bill of Information with Mail Theft, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1708.
In papers filed with the court and signed by defendant LACEY STEWART, she admitted to being an employee of the Paulina, Louisiana Post Office. She further admitted to stealing a $1,000.00 postal money order from an Express Mail package she handled. She removed the postal money order from the package and cashed it at the Paulina Post Office. Her theft was discovered when the person to whom the package was delivered discovered that the postal money order was missing.
STEWART faces up to five (5) years incarceration, up to a $250,000 fine, restitution, up to three (3) years supervised release and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. Sentencing is set for August 31, 2021.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Service in investigating the matter. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Carter K.D. Guice Jr.