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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Augusta Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Mail

Contact:  Jim Moore
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Julie K. Meek, 56, of Augusta, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to theft of mail.

Court records reveal that Meek was a contract route carrier for the U.S. Postal Service when she stole more than a dozen envelopes from the mail containing checks, cash and gift cards which she used at a gas station, a convenience store and a restaurant, in Orono, Maine.  When she was confronted by a police officer and U.S. Postal Service Inspectors, she confessed and surrendered the envelopes she had stolen.

Meek faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  She will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Orono Police Department.

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Updated September 30, 2016