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Durant Woman Pleads Guilty to Mail Theft

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

Jackson, Miss. – A Durant woman pled guilty to mail theft, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Scott Pierce, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office.

Cori T. Hopson, 22, pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Jackson. 

According to court records, Hopson was a Highway Contract Driver for the United States Postal Service and was responsible for picking up mail from remotely managed post offices for delivery to another post office. Special agents with the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General investigated after receiving complaints of missing mail along Hopson’s route. On September 29, 2022, agents found Hopson to be in possession of mail she did not deliver.  

Hopson is scheduled to be sentenced on May 17, 2023. She faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Allen is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 22, 2023