Alabama Postal Employee Indicted For Stealing Mail

Press Release from the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District Of Alabama

December 29, 2010

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Madison man for stealing mail while he worked for the U.S. Postal Service, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Postal Inspection Service Inspector/Domicile Coordinator Frank Dyer.

The one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges MARK SHAWN STACY, 41, with stealing letters and packages entrusted to him to deliver while he worked as a mail clerk at the Huntsville Downtown Post Office between Feb. 1 and Feb. 15, 2010.

“The ability to safely and efficiently deliver products and correspondence through the Postal system is fundamental to our economy and way of life,” Vance said. “The United States Postal Service has been entrusted with this vital task, and when a Postal employee violates that trust, it must be met with appropriate sanctions. Americans rely on the integrity of the mail system. That integrity must be maintained,” she said.

The maximum sentence for Theft of Mail Matter by a Postal Employee is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Special agents with the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General investigated the matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terence M. O’Rourke is prosecuting the case.

Members of the public are reminded that the indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.