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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Former Postal Worker Pleads Guilty To Stealing Mail

BOSTON – A former United States Postal Service mail carrier pleaded guilty on March 12, 2019, in federal court in Worcester to stealing mail that she was responsible for delivering. 

Stephanie Lacroix, 37, of Fitchburg, pleaded guilty to theft of mail by an employee of the United States Postal Service. U.S. District Judge Timothy Hillman scheduled sentencing for July 17, 2019. 

Between June and August 2018, Lacroix, who worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in Harvard, stole credit cards and gift cards from the mail that she was responsible for delivering. Lacroix used the cards to make purchases at local gas stations and department stores. 

The charge of theft of mail by a postal service employee provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000, or twice the gross gain or loss involved, whichever is greater. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.   

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Field Office; and Harvard Police Chief Edward D. Denmark made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Mulcahy of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.  

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Updated March 14, 2019