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Postal Worker Sentenced for Mail Theft

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

BOSTON – A former U.S. Postal Service employee was sentenced today in Worcester for stealing packages in Gardner.  

Roberta Feliz, 33, of Fitchburg, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to three years of probation, with the first six months to be served in home confinement. In April 2022, Feliz pleaded guilty to one count of theft of mail by an employee of the U.S. Postal Service. 

Feliz was employed as Lead Sales and Services Associate with the Gardner Post Office. Between February and July 2020, Feliz stole over $90,000 in cash deposits that were mailed from a Tractor Supply Company to its bank. Feliz, who was scheduled to work on each day that a cash package was mailed, was observed on surveillance camera removing envelopes from the postal service floor into the employee locker area or the women’s restroom. In August 2020, Feliz was approached by law enforcement after she took a control package containing cash from the postal floor into an office, removed money from the envelope and hid it in an unused desk. Feliz admitted to stealing packages from the Tractor Supply Company and stated that she used the money to pay off debt and sent some to family overseas. 

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Office, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen Noto of Rollins’ Worcester Branch Office prosecuted the case.

Updated March 8, 2023