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Former Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Gift Cards And Money From The Mail

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Shalika Williams, 30, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to officer or employee of the United States converting property of another, less than $1000, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark W. Pedersen. The charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison, and a $100,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan K. McGuire, who is handling the case, stated that between September and November 4, 2022, Williams was employed by the United States Postal Service as a sales, service, and distribution associate at the Buffalo Processing and Distribution Center. During this time, Williams riffled through and opened sealed pieces of mail and stole approximately 10 to 15 gift cards valued at $360 and $300 in cash.   

The plea is the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Modafferi, Northeast Area Field Office.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 21, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. before Judge Pedersen.   

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Barbara Burns


Updated April 14, 2023