Mail handler charged with theft

April 13, 2010 12:10:26 PM PDT
A mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been indicted for mail theft, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today. Johnny McCoy, 49, of Spring, has been charged in a one-count indictment with theft of mail by a postal employee returned by a Houston grand jury on April 8. McCoy surrendered himself to USPS-Office of Inspector General authorities on Monday and has been ordered released on bond pending trial of the case.

According to Moreno's office, the charges are the result of an investigation into the theft of greeting card letters destined for USPS customers. McCoy is accused of stealing two $20 bills and a $10 bill from first class mail addressed to a USPS customer residing in Kemah in July 2009.

McCoy worked as a mail handler at the North Houston Processing and Distribution Center at the time of this incident. Three days later, McCoy resigned from his position with the USPS.

Special Assistant United States Attorney Tammie Y. Moore is prosecuting the case.


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