Trio of Alabama residents charged with mail theft, federal prosecutors report

Published 2:50 pm Friday, April 28, 2023

A federal grand jury this week indicted three individuals with possession of stolen mail and the unlawful possession of postal service keys, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector-in-Charge Scott D. Fix, Houston Division.

A nine-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Derrell Allen Matthews, 25, of Birmingham and Keaundria Janae Gresham, 30, of Pleasant Grove, with conspiracy.

Matthews was also charged with paying a bribe to a public official, possession of U.S. Postal Service Keys, stolen or reproduced, and possession of stolen mail.

Gresham was also charged with public official accepting a bribe and possession of U.S. Postal Keys, stolen or reproduced. Steven Cornelius Hudson, Jr, 34, of Bessemer, was charged with possession of stolen mail.

According to the indictment, Gresham was employed by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a letter carrier and was assigned to a U.S. Post Office in Birmingham.

Between July 2022 and November 2022, Gresham used her position to provide unauthorized access to a USPS Arrow Keys to Matthews in exchange for money.

In October 2022, Matthews was found in possession of a postal service key and stolen mail. In April 2023, Matthews, along with co-defendant Hudson, Jr., was found in possession of a postal service key and stolen mail.