SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Shabina Debbie, 54, of West Sacramento, was sentenced today to five months in prison for theft of mail by a Postal Service employee and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, between October 2018 and February 2019, Debbie stole 18 mail parcels that had been entrusted to her in the course of her duties as a postal employee at the Sacramento Main Post Office. Law enforcement executed a federal search warrant at Debbie’s residence, where they found several parcels, one of which contained over 3 pounds of marijuana. At the time of the search, Debbie confessed to stealing parcels containing marijuana from the post office and selling the contents. Per a plea agreement, Debbie agreed to forfeit over $125,000 in cash found in her home.
U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG), Western Pacific Area Field Office, Executive Special Agent-in-Charge Kenneth Bulle said, “Today’s sentencing underscores the value of the public’s trust in the USPS and the consequences that result when a USPS employee breaches that trust through theft. USPS OIG special agents remain resolute in maintaining the integrity of the Postal Service. USPS OIG values our partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in holding USPS personnel accountable when they abuse their position of trust.”
This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise N. Yasinow prosecuted the case.