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Former New Orleans Postal Employee Sentenced to Probation and Community Service for Stealing Cash from a Birthday Card He was Entrusted to Deliver

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

NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that RONNIE BARTHOLOMEW, age 64 and a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced to probation, 50 hours of community service and payment of a $10 mandatory special assessment fee by United States District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon for obstruction of mail, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1701.

According to court documents, BARTHOLOMEW, while employed by the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier at the Central Carrier Station in New Orleans, opened a birthday card he was carrying and removed five marked twenty-dollar bills. BARTHOLOMEW had pled guilty on June 10, 2021, to a one-count bill of information.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service.  Assistant United States Attorney David Howard Sinkman is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 5, 2021

Financial Fraud
Public Corruption