Postal Employee Charged with Stealing More Than $4,000 from Mail

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that an indictment was unsealed today charging Sa’Shanna Estell, 26, of Cleveland, Ohio, with theft of mail by a postal employee.

According to the indictment, between July and September of 2020, the Defendant, a United States Postal Services mail processing associate, knowingly removed from and stole from the mail a $3,870 cashier’s check, eight gift cards totaling approximately $330, an Apple iPad, a smartwatch, a pair of Reebok shoes, other clothing, two packages of THC edibles and $76 in cash.

In total, Estell is estimated to have stolen $4,594.67.

If convicted, a defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the Defendant’s prior criminal records, if any, the Defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum, and in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

This investigation was conducted by the Cleveland Resident Office of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrea Isabella.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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