Omaha Man Sentenced for Mail Theft
United States Attorney Steven Russell announced the Jorge Felix Morejon, 25, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for theft of mail. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Morejon to five months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Morejon will begin a 3-year term of supervised release. Chief Judge Rossiter ordered Morejon to pay restitution in the amount of $25.
In July 2022, United States Postal Inspectors found duct tape rings inside the snorkel of a mail collection box located in Omaha. Postal Inspectors determined that the tape rings were used to collect mail without knowledge of the mailer. The mail could then be manually retrieved from the tape within the mail collection box. Found on the tape were eight fingerprints that were identified as the prints of Morejon. As part of their investigation, Postal Inspectors placed a test mailing containing two gift cards on the tape found in the mail collection box. Surveillance showed Morejon using the gift cards at various locations in Omaha.
Morejon was convicted in 2017 in Miami, Florida, of mail theft using a similar means.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service.