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Utah Woman Sentenced to 18 Months’ Imprisonment for Stealing an Amazon Truck and Packages

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

Salt Lake City, Utah – Jaclyn Allred, 38, of Salt Lake City, was sentenced Monday to 18 months’ imprisonment, three years’ supervised release, and ordered by the court to pay $5,735.19 in restitution. The sentence comes after Allred admitted to stealing an Amazon delivery truck loaded with parcels in 2021.

According to court documents and statements made at the change of plea hearing, Allred pleaded guilty in January 2024 to theft of interstate shipments. 

On November 15, 2021, Allred, aka “Giggles,” stole an Amazon delivery truck loaded with packages in an apartment complex in Taylorsville, Utah. The estimated value of the packages for delivery exceeded $1,000. Allred admitted that while the Amazon driver was delivering a package to an apartment, she unlawfully entered the van and drove off. At a church parking lot, Allred removed the packages and distributed them to others, therefore depriving the rightful owners of their parcels. 

Allred is one of five defendants charged in 2022. Akanesi Tongia was sentenced to three years of supervised release in August 2023. Sentencing for Teofilo Franki Quintana is scheduled for August 2024. Catrina Cascarejo is scheduled for trial in December 2024 at the Orrin G. Hatch United States District Courthouse in downtown Salt Lake City. Charges against Anetone Simanu were dismissed after the defendant died in September 2023. Simanu was not in custody at the time of death. 

The case was investigated jointly by the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), and the Taylorsville Police Department. 

An Assistant United States Attorney from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah prosecuted the case. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce gun violence and other violent crime, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.  For more information about Project Safe Neighborhoods, please visit


Felicia Martinez
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Updated June 26, 2024

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Press Release Number: 24-74