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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Former Postal Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Mail

NORFOLK, Va. – Tiffany Gordon, 32, of Norfolk, pleaded guilty today to theft of mail matter by a postal employee.

According to a statement of facts, Gordon had been employed by the U.S. Postal Service since December 2010 and worked as a mail processing clerk at the Norfolk Processing and Distribution Center.  In September 2015, the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General received a complaint regarding missing mail that contained gift cards.  The investigation revealed that Gordon, in the performance of her duties, had been stealing greeting cards that appeared to contain gift cards.  Based on a search of her car, personal bag, and apartment, she was found to have stolen 295 pieces of mail containing more than $5,000 in gift cards.

Gordon was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 6, and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison when sentenced on September 8.  The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Paul L. Bowman, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Stoker is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:16cr53.

Updated May 11, 2016