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Investigative Press Release
Issuing Office: Jackson MS
Category: General Crimes

De Kalb Woman Pleads Guilty to Misappropriation of Postal Funds

Jackson, MS – A De Kalb woman pled guilty to misappropriation of postal funds while serving as Postmaster.

According to court documents, Stacey Eldridge Parker, 45, while serving as Postmaster of the Marion Post Office and Administrative Postmaster of the Bailey and Daleville Post Offices, took cash and other property of the United States Postal Service for personal use.  A federal grand jury indicted Parker on August 8, 2023.

Parker is scheduled to be sentenced on January 25, 2024, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Assistant Inspector in Charge Dana Carter of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Houston Divison, made the announcement.

The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Allen is prosecuting the matter.