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Metairie Man Sentenced for Presenting a Materially Altered Postal Money Order

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JASON CAREY, age 43, of Metairie, was sentenced for presenting a materially altered postal money order, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 500.

According to court documents, beginning on or about November 4, 2020 and continuing until on or about November 20, 2020, CAREY executed a scheme to fraudulently obtain approximately $20,000 from Hancock Whitney Bank by depositing altered United States Postal Money Orders into his minor daughter’s bank account. CAREY then withdrew these funds from Hancock Whitney Bank before the fund transfers cleared.

United States District Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced CAREY to 3 years of probation.  Judge Africk also ordered CAREY to pay $18,183.99 in restitution to Hancock Whitney Bank along with a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service on this matter. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Rachal Cassagne and Paul Hubbell.


Shane Jones 

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana

Updated May 3, 2024

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