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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Mail Theft

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today, that Abra K. Albrecht, 31, of Carrollton, Illinois, pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging that she had stolen mail that had been entrusted to her for delivery. Sentencing has been set for January 12, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois. Albrecht will face up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

Albrecht, at her plea, admitted that while employed by the United States Postal Service and working at both the Kampsville and Hardin Post offices, in February of 2014, she had stolen mail that had been deposited for delivery. Albrecht further admitted that she had taken a debit card from a letter that had been entrusted to her for delivery and then used that card for her own personal gain. Albrecht was caught when she was identified using the stolen debit card on surveillance video.

The investigation was conducted by agents of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian

Updated February 19, 2015