A mail carrier pleaded no contest Wednesday to dozens of felony charges accusing her of stealing credit cards, gift cards, checks and other mail from customers on her route and spending thousands of dollars fraudulently on alcohol, fireworks and fast food.
She was not immediately sentenced. The judge set another court date for Nov. 29.
Gainesville police initially arrested Samantha Zany-Ezandra Johnson, 35, of Newberry, in June 2022. A Gainesville man reported that he never received in the mail a Wells Fargo credit card he said he ordered, but it was used at least four times, including twice in Orlando and twice locally.
Police reviewed surveillance video at a local Walmart where, they said, Johnson bought $418 worth of fireworks and earlier bought $439 worth of booze from a Sam’s Wholesale Club. Police said Wells Fargo confirmed that Johnson had activated the credit card from her own phone number.