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Chalmette Resident Sentenced for Theft of Stolen Mail and Unlawful Possession of a Postal Key

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On August 17, 2023, KELAN PERRY GENNINGS,  (“GENNINGS”), age 22, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon  to serve five years probation, 150 hours of community service and pay a mandatory $100 special assessment fee for theft or receipt of stolen mail matter, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1708 and unlawful possession of a postal key, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1704, announced United States Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, on November 15, 2022, GENNINGS along with his co-conspirators, stole U.S. Mail from a post office mailbox located at the Covington Post Office using a postal arrow key to access said mailbox.  GENNINGS then broke into the mailboxes to steal checks and other financial documents, which he later used to commit check fraud.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis of the General Crimes Unit  is in charge of the prosecution.

Contact

Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated August 23, 2023

Topic
Financial Fraud