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Former Williamson County Mail Carrier Sentenced for Stealing Rebate Checks

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

Brittany Freeman, 27, of Johnston City, Illinois (Williamson County), was sentenced this week to
three years’ probation and a $100 fine and was ordered to pay $704.10 in restitution to her
victims. Freeman had earlier pled guilty to theft of mail by a postal service employee.
In February and March, 2020, while working as a mail carrier, Freeman stole over $700 worth of
rebate checks sent by Menard’s to customers along her routes. Surveillance cameras at a nearby
Menard’s store captured Freeman using the rebate checks for herself soon after stealing them.





“Any  tampering  with  the  U.S.  mail  system  is  taken  seriously,  particularly  when  postal
service employees abuse their position of trust,” U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft said.

The  case  was  investigated  by  the  United  States  Postal  Service,  Office  of  the  Inspector
General. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Peter T. Reed.

Updated April 18, 2023