In May in a case unrelated to Hubbard’s, former Dayton postal worker Terrence P. Young pleaded guilty to delay or destruction of mail. He will be sentenced in September. Young 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.
In June, another former Dayton postal worker admitted to stealing and using gift cards from mail he was supposed to deliver. Charles Davis Jr. is scheduled for an arraignment and plea in August. “He had mishandled retail transactions at the window,” said Special Agent Scott Balfour of the postal service’s Office of the Inspector General.
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 said he is on probation for non-support in a state court. Rice said the federal conviction likely wouldn’t affect Hubbard’s status in that case.
In the Postal Service’s last half-year report to Congress from April 1 to Sept. 30, 2014, they reported 846 investigations of mail theft. Those led to 173 arrests, 129 indictments or bills of information, 186 convictions and 484 administrative actions.
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.