Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NATHANIEL BONILLA, 32, of Bristol, pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to theft of mail by a postal employee.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Bonilla was a mail processing clerk at the U.S. Postal Service’s Process and Distribution Center (PDC) in Hartford. Between April 2020 and October 2020, Bonilla opened mail envelopes with a razor blade and removed cash and dozens of gift cards or prepaid debit cards for his own personal use.
Bonilla is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford on February 10, 2022, at which time Bonilla faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years. Bonilla is released on a $50,000 bond pending sentencing.
This matter is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Chen.