BOSTON – A Roxbury man pleaded guilty today to stealing iPhones from the mail and making false statements.
Mark Dozier, 58, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Senior Judge Mark L. Wolf to theft of mail by an employee of the postal service and making false statements. In February 2013, he was charged in superseding information. Sentencing is scheduled for May 28, 2014 at 3p.m.
While working as an employee at the U.S. Postal Service, Dozier was caught stealing iPhones from the mail sorting machine. He confessed to stealing 12 iPhones over the course of several weeks and reselling them at a local barbershop. Dozier also lied about his identity on his application to become a Postal worker, using his brother’s name and date of birth rather than his own.
Dozier faces a maximum of five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine on each count.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Rafael Medina, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, Northeast Area Office, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia M. Carris of Ortiz's Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit.
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