Ex-mail carrier sentenced for stealing gift cards, cash from mail

A former Mississippi postal worker was sentenced to probation and fined Wednesday for stealing mail containing gift cards and cash.

Latoya Rosell, 34, of Flora, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to two years of probation for embezzling mail matter during the course of her employment with the U.S. Postal Service.

Her sentence was announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Chris Cave, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office.

Rosell was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and $100 in restitution to one of the victims of her crime.

Rosell was employed as a Rural Carrier Associate at the Ridgeland Post Office in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

On August 15, 2018, agents were notified that expected mail matter was not being delivered along Rosell’s route.

A subsequent operation run by investigators utilized monitored test pieces to confirm that Rosell was embezzling mail containing gift cards and U.S. currency.

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