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Kenner Man Guilty of Stealing Mail by Using a U.S. Postal Service Mail Key

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA -- ADOLPH KENDRICK, age 27, of Kenner, Louisiana, pleaded guilty on April 18, 2023 to Unlawful Possession and Use of a United States Postal Service (USPS) “arrow” key used by USPS  employees to access authorized mail receptacles in violation of Tile 18, United States Code, Section 1704 and Theft of United States Mail that had been deposited into authorized mail receptacles in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1708 announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.  

According to the indictment, on November 14 and 15, 2022, KENDRICK stole mail from the Citrus Post Office in New Orleans, Louisiana.  On November 15, 2022, was observed stealing mail and was caught after a brief police chase near Williams Boulevard.  KENDRICK was also found in possession of a United States Postal Service “arrow” key used to access postal collection boxes.

If convicted, KENDRICK faces a maximum penalty of up to five (5) years imprisonment on the two counts of stealing mail, and up to ten (10) years imprisonment on the count of unlawful possession of the United States Postal Service mail key, to be followed by up to three (3) years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee, as to each count.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service, Office of the Inspector General, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jon Maestri of the General Crimes Unit is charge of the prosecution.

 

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Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated April 19, 2023