When you are waiting on something to come through the mail, you expect that it will be delivered quickly. You probably don’t think that your mail is going to be stolen and destroyed; however, this is exactly what happened in upstate New York.

The 27-year-old former mail carrier was recently convicted of stealing mail. She would take gift cards and cash of out of the mail coming through her center. The crimes took place from Dec. 2015 through Jan. 2016.

The postal worker was also stealing people’s identity and applying for credit with their information. This woman faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million for one of her charges. She faces five years in prison for another charge and three years in prison for one of the other charges.

All told, her convictions total 14. She was convicted of destruction of mail, identity theft and fraud, among others. Her sentence in this case will be handed down on Nov. 20. It will be interesting to see how this sentence is handed down.

When it comes to fighting against white collar crimes, the prosecution might have an advantage since they were able to plan what is going to happen for much longer than you. Federal prosecutors often won’t bring charges against a person without considerable evidence.

If you are facing a federal white collar criminal charge, you can’t wait on getting your defense moving. Instead, you need to start looking into possibilities right away. The prosecution has a head start on you, so you need to get started.

Source: New York Upstate, “Upstate NY postal worker convicted of stealing and destroying mail, fraud,” Ben Axelson, Aug. 01, 2017