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Two U.S. Mail Carriers Indicted for Delaying and Stealing Mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2 , 2012

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted two U.S. Postal Service employees for delaying and stealing mail, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Postal Service Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Kenny Smith.

In separate indictments filed in U.S. District Court, the grand jury charged JENNIFER NICOLE HAYES, 29, of Madison, and ANNIE MELISSA HENDERSON, 36, of Leeds, with the postal violations.

The indictment against Hayes charges that, while employed as a mail carrier at the Madison Post Office on Dec. 21, 2011, Hayes delayed mail meant for delivery. It also charges that on Jan. 7, 2012, she embezzled a letter containing a department store gift card.

The indictment against Henderson charges that, on Jan. 6, 2012, while employed as a mail carrier at the Leeds Post Office, Henderson both delayed mail and embezzled a letter containing a department store gift card.

The maximum penalty for both delay and theft of mail is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The Postal Service Office of Inspector General investigated the cases. Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank M. Salter is prosecuting the cases.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

 

 

 

 

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