Former Alabama postal worker found guilty in scheme to steal checks out of the mail

Published 4:37 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2024

A former Alabama postal worker has been convicted in connection with a scheme to steal checks, according to U.S. Attorney Jonathan S. Ross.

James Glover, 44,  a former U.S. Postal Service employee, was found guilty of one count of postal theft by an employee and three counts of mail fraud.

During the trial, evidence revealed that in September and October 2022, Glover, while working as a mail carrier, stole checks and financial documents from the mail. These stolen checks were then altered or used to create fraudulent checks, which Glover and others deposited into bank accounts.

“The U.S. mail system is a vital part of our daily lives,” said U.S. Attorney Ross. “Mail carriers are entrusted with access to enormous amounts of sensitive information. Abuse of that trust must have consequences. This prosecution is a result of our commitment, along with the commitment of our law enforcement partners, to protect the millions of letters and packages processed by the United States Postal Service each day.”

Glover faces up to 20 years in federal prison, with sentencing scheduled for September.

Previously, 24-year-old Keldric Ortez Jones from Montgomery was convicted for his role in the scheme and received a 46-month sentence in March 2024. The Department of Justice also confirmed that two other individuals were indicted alongside Jones. One was acquitted, and the other received a sentence of time served. In the federal system, parole is not an option.

“It is very disappointing when any of our U.S. Postal Service employees abuse their position of trust to facilitate illegal activity,” said Scott Fix, Inspector in Charge of the Houston Division for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. “James Glover is not representative of the honesty and integrity of postal employees serving our nation today. Glover’s conviction demonstrates that the USPIS remains resolute in our mission to bring to justice those who fraudulently use the nation’s mail system in the furtherance of their deceptive schemes.”

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Millbrook Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys J. Patrick Lamb and Tara Ratz.