Postal employee is amongst 3 charged in $24 million stolen examine scheme, officers say

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A U.S. Postal Service employee and two others have been charged in a scheme to steal $24 million in checks from the mail and provide them on the market on-line, federal prosecutors mentioned.

The US Legal professional’s Workplace for the Western District of North Carolina mentioned in a press release that the checks have been offered by way of a Telegram channel.

Postal Service employee Nakedra Shannon, 29, labored at a processing heart in Charlotte for about two years and stole the checks from April to July of this yr, prosecutors mentioned.

Expenses have been additionally introduced in opposition to two different folks described by the US Legal professional’s Workplace as conspirators: Donnell Gardner (27 years outdated) and Desiree Carter (24 years outdated).

Carter ran the “OG Glass Home” Telegram channel that marketed the sale of checks, in line with the indictment. His identify on the messaging app was “SW1PER.”

Gardner would then ship the checks, in line with the indictment, and the cash can be cut up, with half going to Carter and Shannon and Gardner getting the opposite half, the doc says.

The undercover officers posed as consumers and Carter directed them to a CashApp account and a Bitcoin pockets, the indictment says.

Of the roughly $24 million in stolen checks, $8 million have been checks from the U.S. Treasury Division, in line with the indictment.

Court docket information present the three have been arrested this week. No appeals have but been entered in any of the instances, in line with information.

Attorneys for Shannon and Carter didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark Friday night. The legal professional doesn’t seem like on Gardner’s checklist.

The US Legal professional’s Workplace mentioned the three made “a whole bunch of hundreds of {dollars}” from the unlawful enterprise.

The three are charged with conspiracy to commit monetary establishment fraud and 5 counts of theft of presidency property, the workplace mentioned.

She added that Carter and Gardner are additionally charged with seven counts of possession of stolen mail, and Shannon is charged with eight counts of theft of mail by a postal worker.

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