St. Louis Mail Handler Sentenced for Stealing Medication Parcels for His Own Personal Use
St. Louis, MO – Aaron Hiner, 55, Ferguson, MO, was sentenced to a five year term of probation and six months home confinement for stealing prescription medicine from the United States Mail. Hiner appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Henry A. Autrey.
According to court records, Hiner was an employee of the United States Postal Service and assigned to the St. Louis Metro Annex in Hazelwood, Missouri between 2004 and March 2019. On January 15 and March 5, 2019, Hiner stole 147 Express Scripts medication parcels from the mail. Hiner pled guilty and admitted that, because of his addiction to opioids, he stole the Express Scripts parcel mailings. The estimated loss associated with his theft is $35,742.57.
Hiner pled guilty in October 2019 to one felony count of theft of mail by a Postal Service employee.
The United States Postal Service – Office of the Inspector General, investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Tracy Berry handled the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.