Miami, Fl. – A Broward County resident was charged by indictment with forty counts of theft of government property in connection with a scheme to steal over 37,000 stamps from the United States Postal Service.
According to the allegations in the indictment, from on or about September 11, 2019 through on or about September 13, 2019, Jeffery Allan Grant, Jr., 38, of Fort Lauderdale, visited twenty-nine post offices located in Palm Beach and Broward counties and presented forty checks drawn on his personal bank account to purchase a total of 37,100 stamps. The stamps were property of value belonging to the United States Postal Service. Grant’s bank account had insufficient funds to cover the checks presented for the transactions. As a result of Grant’s theft of the stamps, the United States Postal Service lost approximately $20,405.
Grant had his initial appearance on the indictment today before U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman in the Southern District of Florida. Grant’s arraignment is scheduled for May 3, 2021. If convicted, Grant faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Joseph W. Cronin, Inspector in Charge, United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), Miami Division, made the announcement.
USPIS investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah J. Schall is prosecuting the case.
An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
You may find related court documents and information on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case number 21-cr-80045.