SAN FRANCISCO — A woman who worked as a United States postal worker has been charged in federal court with embezzling from the post office, court records show.
Shaunte Minner is accused of stealing packages from the San Francisco Post Office where she worked since 2015. The charging documents allege she would place a package in a hiding place, and then sneak it home with her at the end of the workday.
The charge, embezzlement of mail by a postal employee, carries a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
The criminal complaint alleges that in October 2019, a USPS investigator planted hidden cameras in the San Francisco Post Office, after Minner’s employer reported a suspicion that she’d been stealing packages.
The surveillance footage showed Minner receiving a package, and putting it in a large bin in the back of the office. At the end of her shift, she appears to retrieve it and heads out the door, prosecutors allege.