Mail carrier charged with stealing reward certificates on his route in Mentor
A mail carrier from Painesville was charged with stealing reward certificates from the mail.
Keith Ludrowsky, 55, was charged via criminal information with one count of one count of theft of mail by a postal employee.
According to the information:
Ludrowsky, while on his mail route, identified mail in his care that contained Dick’s Sporting Goods rewards certificates. This mail was intended to be delivered to residents on defendant’s route in Mentor. These certificates provided $10, $20, or $50 in store credit for use with online purchases of sporting goods equipment and apparel from Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Ludrowsky, between June 2018 and May 2019, stole and used approximately 61 rewards certificates totaling approximately $690. He completed 11 online transactions with stolen rewards certificates to purchase sporting goods and equipment. All merchandise was mailed to Ludrowsky’s residence.
The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Payum Doroodian following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service – Office of Inspector General.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.