Gulfport, Miss. – Timothy Frank Ross, 54, formerly of Gulfport, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to conspiracy to commit theft of mail, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Chris Cave with the U. S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office.
From September, 2016, through March, 2017, Ross and co-conspirators stole mail from victims’ residences and their mail boxes in the Gulfport and Bay St. Louis areas. Ross and his co-conspirators cashed checks from the stolen mail and made deposits with stolen checks into a bank account controlled by a co-conspirator.
Ross was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 24, 2019. He will be sentenced by Judge Ozerden on January 22, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., in Gulfport. He faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones.