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Former Mandeville Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing Credit Cards from the Mail

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOHNNY BAHAM, age 53, of Mandeville, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to stealing the United States mail.

According to court records, BAHAM was employed as a contract letter carrier in Mandeville.  A federal investigation revealed that in December 2014, BAHAM stole first class mail containing two $75 Master Card gift cards from his mail route.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced BAHAM to three years’ probation, $150 in restitution, and a $250 fine.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General in investigating this matter.  Fraud Unit Chief, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated March 3, 2016