Postal Contractor Charged With Mail Theft

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Michael Anthony Collier, Jr., age 39, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on mail theft charges.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that on November 2, 2021, Collier took mail packages intended to be delivered through the U.S. Postal Service to victims located in Charlotte, North Carolina and Maryland. Collier was acting as a contractor responsible for transporting mail.  The value of the items taken were in excess of $10,000.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Penbrook Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaime M. Keating is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, the maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 5 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court


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