7 times area postal workers have been in trouble with the law

The former Springfield postal worker sentenced this week for stuffing mail down her sweatpants is among more than a half-dozen area post office employees during the last couple of years to find themselves in court facing serious charges.

Leanna Heskett, 47, was sentenced to five months in prison Monday by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rose, who also ordered mental health counseling and two years of supervised release, including seven months of home confinement.

Surveillance video obtained by this news organization shows Heskett repeatedly putting packages down her sweatpants.

A trial has been delayed until April for Laticha Schroyer, a former West Carrollton postal worker who was allegedly seen vacationing and riding amusement park rides.

Schroyer had claimed she couldn’t sit, stand or walk for more than five or 10 minutes at a time. But court documents allege she was seen seen in airport and amusement park surveillance traveling and riding a ride at Orlando’s Sea World water park.

Five other local postal workers all have received probation and ordered to pay restitution resulting from cases:

In November 2015, Dayton-area carrier technician Raymond L. Greene Jr. pleaded guilty to delaying or destroying mail. A court document stated that at least between September 2014 and June 30, 2015, Greene "did unlawfully secrete, destroy, delay, and open letters, postal cards, packages, and mail, which were entrusted to him for delivery."

In June 2015, former Germantown and Farmersville postal worker James K. Hubbard was accused of embezzling about $14,600 from January 2008 through 2011. In December 2015, Hubbard was sentenced to five years' probation, 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay $14,600 in restitution.

Also in June 2015, former Dayton postal worker Charles Davis Jr. was accused of stealing and using gift cards from Target, Walmart and Toys R Us and taking cash and money orders. In December 2015, Davis was sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay $315 in probation.

In March 2015, former Dayton postal worker Terrence P. Young was accused of stealing and using gift cards and having a stack of undelivered mail in his vehicle from 2010 until 2015. In November 2015, Young was sentenced to four years' probation and ordered to pay $4,680.29 in restitution.

In May 2014, former Dayton postal worker Mark E. McCurry was accused of theft of mail after he allegedly stole more than 1,000 Netflix DVDs in 2012. In November 2014, McCurry was placed on four years' probation and ordered to pay restitution of 10,894.60.

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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