Kongiganak Woman Pleads Guilty And Sentenced To Five Years Probation For Mail Theft
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that a Kongiganak woman pled guilty and was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for mail theft.
On February 9, 2011, United States District Judge Timothy M. Burgess sentenced Agnes Evan, 26, of Kongiganak, Alaska, to a term of five years probation and ordered her to pay $10,000 restitution.
According to court documents presented by Assistant United States Attorney Yvonne Lamoureux, who prosecuted the case, on January 8, 2010, Evan was working as a contract worker at the Kongiganak Contract Postal Unit and stole a registered mail package containing $10,000 cash that had been mailed from First National Bank Alaska in Anchorage. The package was addressed to the Puvurnaq Power Company in Kongiganak, but after the package arrived at the postal unit, Evan stole the package and kept the money for her own use.
Judge Burgess sentenced Evan to pay full restitution to the Puvurnaq Power Company and five years of probation with special conditions that Evan shall not consume any alcohol; shall not possess any alcoholic beverages during the period of supervision; and, shall notify any present and future employers or other organizations for which she elects to provide service, of her conviction in this case. Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Burgess noted that because the Puvurnaq Power Company is the local utility company, Evan's actions had an impact on the entire community.
The United States Postal Service - Office of Inspector General conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this caes.