Former postal employee in Louisiana pleads guilty to mail theft

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(2/26/19) A former postal employee pleaded guilty to stealing mail containing gift cards and cash in the New Orleans area.

U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced 30-year-old Courtney Duplessis entered a guilty plea Thursday to theft of mail.

An investigation launched by the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service found that on various dates from October 2017 to June 2018, Duplessis stole several pieces of mail containing gift cards and cash.

The U.S. Attorney’s office said Duplessis was confronted by the USPS-OIG and during an interview, Duplessis admitted to the thefts.

Agents said a search of Duplessis’ personal vehicle led to the discovery of 54 articles of mail.

Duplessis could face up to five years in jail.

Duplessis was employed by the USPS as a letter carrier at the Carrollton Station Post Office and then the Elmwood Station Post Office.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 2.

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