A former United States Postal Service worker in Connecticut is facing five years in prison after admitting to stealing mail and gift cards.
Waterbury resident Careema Lewis, 33, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport district court this week to the theft of mail by a postal employee, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced.
In pleading guilty, Lewis admitted that between September last year and January this year, while employed as a postal worker at the U.S. Post Office in Plymouth, Lewis stole multiple pieces of mail.
Durham said that Lewis targeted greeting cards that contained gift cards or other items of value. When confronted by investigators, Lewis admitted that she stole “between 20 and 50” gift cards from the mail.
Lewis subsequently handed over 10 gift cards that she had stolen from greeting cards and 17 pieces of stolen mail that were in her vehicle and purse.
No sentencing date has been scheduled. Dunham noted that anyone who believes they are a victim of theft related to this case to file a complaint by calling 888-USPS-OIG.
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