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Former Postal Employee Pled Guilty to Stealing Mail

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

NEW BERN, N.C. – A Havelock man pleaded guilty today to Theft of Mail by a Postal Employee.

According to the United States, William E. Lundy, Sr., 41, worked as a time clerk in the Trenton Post Office.  From June 2019 through January 2020, Lundy rifled through the outgoing and incoming mail and stole mail that contained cash, personal checks and gift cards.  Based upon customer complaints, the Postal Service conducted an investigation and found 36 first class envelopes in Lundy’s car.  32 victims were identified, resulting in a loss of $1,265.   Lundy voluntarily resigned.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Jones accepted the plea. The United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General is investigating the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Menzer  is prosecuting the case.

U.S District Judge Louise W. Flanagan will sentence Lundy during the February 2021 term of court.  The maximum penalties are five years’ imprisonment and a $250,000.  Restitution is mandatory.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:20-cr-00050-FL.


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Updated October 13, 2020