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Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Mail Theft

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

Jackson, Miss. – A Canton woman was sentenced a 12 month term of probation for the federal crime of mail theft by a postal employee, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Scott Pierce, Inspector in Charge with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office.

According to Court documents, Sherice E. Davis, 34, of Canton, was a Rural Carrier Associate and delivered mail along a rural route in Hinds County. After receiving complaints of mail theft along Davis’s route, United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General agents investigated. On March 9, 2022, agents found Davis in possession of opened mail she did not deliver.

Davis was indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2022, and she entered a guilty plea in October 2022.

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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly T. Purdie prosecuted the case.

Updated March 31, 2023