United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Domonic L. Harris, 44, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced September 14, 2018, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to nine months in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, for illegal transactions with an access device. In addition to his prison sentence, Harris will also serve two years on supervised release and pay $3,688.27 in restitution.
In 2017, while Harris was a mailman for the U.S. Postal Service, a victim reported to the postal service that an unknown person had completed a fraudulent change of address on his/her behalf. The victim was notified that all mail was being delivered to the fraudulent address, including a Chase Bank credit card to which charges totaling over $1,000 had been made. One of the charges was to a RedBox Rental Service location at a Walgreen’s on North 48th. Surveillance video showed a silver Ford Explorer in the parking lot with the front wheel missing the hubcap. Investigation of that vehicle by law enforcement led officers to Harris.
A search warrant was obtained and executed at Harris’s residence in Lincoln. Stolen mail from 45 persons was found. Investigation determined that Harris had received at least 12 credit cards in the victims’ names and charged approximately $6,000 on these cards.
This case was investigated by the Office of Inspector General for the United States Postal Service and the Lincoln Police Department.