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Working with our Law Enforcement Partners

Our special agents investigate nationwide internal crimes and fraud committed by postal employees and contractors as well as postal employee misconduct. We work with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and local prosecutors across the country to prosecute these crimes. 

In some instances, we uncover much larger criminal activity being carried out by multiple individuals and organizations. In many of these cases, we partner with other federal and local law enforcement agencies to identify and hold responsible those who take advantage of the public’s trust in our postal system.

Below are links to the most recent news releases about our work.


Gloucester County Postal Employee Admits Mail Theft

Date Released: 12/01/2023
Category: Internal Mail Theft

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Gloucester County, New Jersey, man who worked as a postal employee admitted today stealing more than $170,000 in cash that had been sent through the mail. Joseph Fenuto pleaded to an information charging him with one count of mail theft. Fenuto admitted he had stolen more than 50 parcels containing cash from retail stores. U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents with the USPS OIG, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi.

Former Marblehead Postal Worker Sentenced for Conversion of Government Money

Date Released: 12/01/2023
Category: Financial Fraud

BOSTON – A former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with two schemes to convert USPS funds. Zeon Johnson, 28, of Saugus, was sentenced to time served and two years of supervised release. Johnson stole over $18,000 cash funds paid by customers for stamps and issuing USPS money orders payable to himself. Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

Postal Service Employee Indicted for Mail Theft

Date Released: 12/01/2023
Category: Internal Mail Theft

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that TIMOTHY MCMILLAN, JR., age 43, of New Orleans, was indicted on November 30, 2023 for Theft of Mail by a Postal Service employee. MCMILLAN stole and removed money from a letter entrusted to him, while performing his assigned duties as an employee of the United States Postal Service. U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service, Office of the Inspector General in investigating this matter.

Federal Indictment Unsealed After U.S. Postal Employee And Two Co-Conspirators Are Arrested For $24 Million Stolen Check Scheme

Date Released: 11/17/2023
Category: Internal Mail Theft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A U.S. Postal Service employee and two co-conspirators have been arrested on federal charges for a scheme involving stolen checks worth over $24 million. Nakedra Shannon, 29, Donnell Gardner, 27, and Desiray Carter, 24, charged with seven counts of possession of stolen mail matter, and with eight counts of theft of mail by a postal employee. U.S. Attorney King thanked U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General.

Pharmacy Owners and Doctor Convicted for $145M Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering, and Tax Evasion Scheme

Date Released: 11/17/2023
Category: Health Care Fraud

A federal jury convicted three Texas men yesterday for a $145 million scheme to defraud the DOL through the submission of fraudulent claims for prescription compound creams. Dehshid Nourian and Christopher Rydberg conspired to pay Dr. Michael Taba to prescribe medically unnecessary compound creams to injured federal workers. The USPS-OIG, DOL-OIG, VA-OIG, and IRS-CI investigated the case.