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Former St. John Resident Sentenced for Committing Postal Fraud

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

St. Thomas, USVI – Shaquan Brodie, 21, formerly of St. John, was sentenced today on an information that charged him with making fraudulent insurance claims against the United States Postal Service, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

District Court Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller sentenced Brodie to 3 years probation, and 6 months of home detention. Magistrate Miller also ordered Brodie to perform 80 hours of community service and pay $14,227.01 in restitution to the postal service.

According to court documents, Brodie filed 201 fraudulent claims for insurance against the postal service totaling in excess of $47,000. Brodie represented to the postal service that the items were either lost, stolen or damaged when he knew that his claims were false. The postal service paid Brodie $14,227.01 on his fraudulent claims.

This case was investigated by the USPS-Office of Inspector General and the US Postal Inspection Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.

Updated August 22, 2018