Grand jury indicts St. Louis County woman accused of stealing packages from private mailboxes

ST. LOUIS – A federal grand jury indicted 40-year-old Sherri Welch on two counts of theft or receipt of stolen mail this week. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, with the help of the Hazelwood Police Department, arrested Welch on Thursday.

According to the indictment, on or about December 28, 2020, Welch stole a package addressed to another person in the 11000 block of Craig Manor Drive in St. Louis, MO. Also on December 28, 2020, Welch stole a package addressed to another person in the 6800 block of Teson Road in Hazelwood, MO.

For each count, Welch faces a maximum punishment of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Charges set forth in the indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The Hazelwood Police Department and U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney John Ware is handling the case.


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