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Omaha Man Sentenced to 12 Months and 1 Day for Theft of Government Property

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan T. Lehr announced that Jeffrey Bowlin, 55, of Omaha, Nebraska was sentenced on July 6, 2023, in federal court in Omaha for theft of government property. The Honorable Brian C. Buescher sentenced Bowlin to 12 months and one day in prison.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Bowlin will begin a three-year term of supervised release. Bowlin was also ordered to pay $855.37 in restitution.

On multiple occasions in April and May 2022, Bowlin, who had been placed on leave from his position as Manager of Distribution Operations for the United States Postal Service, donned a mask, hood, and gloves and entered the Papillion, Nebraska, Post Office at night and rifled through packages, mail, and postal employee work areas to locate and take cash, controlled substances, and other items of value. At least 40 victims were able to be identified by the United States Postal Service.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.


Donald J. Kleine – Chief, General Crimes Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated July 7, 2023