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Jacksonville Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Parcels Of Mail

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

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Jonisha M. Williams (36, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to stealing deposits from the mail. Williams faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.

According to the plea agreement, from February 5 to March 4, 2021, Williams worked as a Mail Handler Assistant at the National Distribution Center in Jacksonville. During this time, the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General received a complaint that Williams was stealing narcotics from the mail and taking them out of the facility. After investigating the complaint, agents captured Williams on video surveillance placing vacuumed sealed bags—similar to how narcotics are packaged—and other mail parcels into her backpack. During an interview with agents, Williams admitted her involvement and that she used her backpack to remove marijuana from the mailing facility.  

This case was investigated by United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kirwinn Mike.

Updated December 30, 2022

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