United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Annette Eubanks, 62, of Omaha, Nebraska was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for Theft from the Mail. Senior United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Eubanks to a 2-year term of probation. Eubanks was also ordered to pay $1,456 in restitution to 44 victims that were identified in the investigation.
Eubanks was an employee of the United States Postal Service working in the postal sorting facility in Omaha. Between December 31, 2018 and July of 2019, Eubanks would knowingly open greeting cards that had been sent in the United States mail. Eubanks would identify these cards typically by the colored envelopes. During this approximate seven-month time period, Eubanks stole a total of more than $1,400 from more than 50 envelopes. Eubanks was caught in the act of opening envelopes by the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General.
Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Jeffery Krafels said, “The public served by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) places enormous trust in the men and women of the USPS who honorably fulfill their duties daily. However, when that trust is betrayed, the public can rest assured the USPS Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG), and its law enforcement partners, will be vigilant in their pursuit of accountability and criminal prosecution; these crimes will not be tolerated. Today’s sentencing is an example of the dedication and determination exhibited by the legal and investigative teams of the USPS OIG and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in the District of Nebraska. The USPS OIG will continue to vigorously investigate these types of crimes to protect the sanctity of the Postal Service.”
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General.