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Massachusetts postal worker charged with mail theft


“A former U.S. Postal Service employee has been charged and has agreed to plead guilty in connection with stealing packages in Gardner.

Roberta Feliz, 32, of Fitchburg, has agreed to plead guilty to one count of theft of mail by an employee of the U.S. Postal Service. A plea hearing is scheduled for March 15, 2022, before U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman.

According to the charging documents, from approximately February through August 2020, Feliz stole mail entrusted to her for delivery while a Postal Service employee in Gardner.

The charge of theft of mail by an employee of the U.S. Postal Service provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Office, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen Noto of Rollins’ Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.” -Massachusetts Department of Justice.

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