US Postal Service employee, 2 others arrested in stolen check scheme
A U.S. Postal Service employee and two other people have been arrested on federal charges after being accused of involvement in a scheme involving $24 million worth of stolen checks, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The indictment was revealed after the defendants’ first appearance in court.
Nakedra Shannon, 29, Donnell Gardner, 27, and Desiree Carter, 24, are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit financial institution fraud and five counts of theft of government property, a statement said.
Carter and Gardner are also charged with seven counts of possession of stolen mail. Shannon is charged with eight counts of mail theft by a postal employee.
Allegations in the indictment From March 2021 to July 2023, Shannon was a mail processing clerk at a USPS distribution center in Charlotte. Shannon worked with Gardner and Carter to steal incoming and outgoing checks.
Shannon, Gardner and Carter were released on bail after their first court appearance, a news release said.
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