Postal worker pleads guilty to delaying, destroying mail

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Postal worker pleads guilty to delaying, destroying mail

A Dayton area postal worker accused earlier this year of failing to deliver mail pled guilty in federal court Monday afternoon, officials said.

Raymond L. Greene Jr.’s admission of guilt was part of a plea agreement, according to a court document. He had been charged with delayed or destroyed mail.

He faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and $250,000 in fines.

Greene is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 3.

First report:

A fourth Dayton-area postal worker has been accused of illegal conduct by federal prosecutors this year.

Raymond L. Greene Jr. is alleged to have delayed or destroyed mail, according to a recently unsealed document filed in Dayton’s U.S. District court.

The document states that at least between September 2014 and June 30, 2015, the carrier technician “did unlawfully secrete, destroy, delay, and open letters, postal cards, packages, and mail, which were entrusted to him for delivery.”

Court records did not indicate the location of Greene’s employment or his age or city of residence. Assistant U.S. attorney Vipal Patel declined to comment Thursday.

Greene becomes the latest area postal worker to face federal prosecution this year, joining Terrence P. Young, James K. Hubbard and Charles Davis Jr.

In May, Young pleaded guilty to delay or destruction of mail. He admitted to stealing and using gift cards and having a stack of undelivered mail in his vehicle when he worked at a Dayton post office from 2010 until 2015, according to court documents.

Young was sentenced to four years’ probation and ordered to pay nearly $5,000 in restitution at a rate of $50 per month. He violated the original terms of his probation and was subject to electronic monitoring for 60 days.

In June, Davis - another former Dayton postal worker - admitted to stealing and using gift cards from mail he was supposed to deliver. “He had mishandled retail transactions at the window,” said Special Agent Scott Balfour of the postal service’s Office of the Inspector General. Davis’ sentencing is scheduled for DeAc. 11.

Hubbard - who worked at the Germantown and Farmersville post offices from 2008 until 2011, was alleged to have embezzled $14,600 by selling stamps to customers but only ringing up a fraction of the sales and pocketing the difference.

Hubbard, a sales and service associate, “knowingly converted to his own use, money that came into his hands during the execution of his employment and service to the United Postal Service in a manner not authorized by law,” court documents alleged.

Hubbard pleaded guilty by bill of information to one count of misappropriation of postal funds and he agreed to pay restitution. Hubbard’s sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 18.

If mail-carrier theft is suspected, residents can contact the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General at: www.uspsoig.gov or call (888) USPS-OIG.

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