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Jury Finds Oklahoma City Man Guilty of 17 Counts of Theft of Mail by a Postal Service Employee

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

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –  On Thursday, December 3, 2015, a federal jury found JEFFREY LEMON, JR., 30, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, guilty on 17 counts of theft of mail matter by a postal service employee, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.  

According to evidence at trial, Lemon was an employee at the U.S. Post Office in Warr Acres, Oklahoma.  Evidence showed that between March 2015 and June 2015, Lemon stole money orders deposited in the mail by Postal Service customers, and cashed them for his benefit.  The trial lasted for three days, and the jury deliberated for approximately 3 hours before finding Lemon guilty. 

At sentencing, Lemon faces up to 5 years in prison for each of the guilty counts.  A sentencing date will be set by the court.  Reference is made to the court record for further information. 

This case was the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica L. Perry and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Hale.

Updated December 7, 2015

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