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Munhall Man Sentenced to 1.5 Years in Prison for Stealing Packages and Mail Items from Pittsburgh Apartment Buildings

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Munhall, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months’ imprisonment and a three-year term of supervised release, on his conviction of conspiracy and mail theft, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Christopher Eric Carr, 46.

According to information presented to the court, from February through May of 2018, Carr, along with his co-defendant Ron Matthew Sharp, entered multiple apartment buildings in the Shadyside and North Oakland areas of Pittsburgh, and opened United States Postal Service packages or other mail items that were not addressed to them, stole packages, and stole items from within packages that had been left at authorized mail depositories. Defendants stole items from more than 40 victims, filling up trash bags, duffel bags, and backpacks with their loot. Defendants then provided items they had stolen from the mail, including gift cards, to others, who redeemed the gift cards at various locations, including Giant Eagle and GETGO. Defendants also re-sold, and instructed others to attempt to re-sell, items defendants had stolen from the mail.

Assistant United States Attorney Christy C. Wiegand prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Inspection Service and the United States Department of Homeland Security conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Christopher Carr.

Updated March 12, 2019