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The Blaze
The Blaze
18 Nov 2023

NextImg:Charlotte postal worker allegedly stole $24 million worth of checks from USPS: Report | Blaze Media

A Charlotte postal worker has been accused of stealing at least $24 million from the U.S. Postal Service and collaborating with two others to sell the checks, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Nakedra Shannon, 29, has been accused of stealing incoming and outgoing checks at a mail processing distribution center in Charlotte over a period of four months. Shannon was apparently employed as a mail processing clerk at the center from March 2021 to July 2023, according to the Charlotte Observer.

The two other suspects involved in the case are Donnell Gardner, 27, and Desiray Carter, 24, who have been accused of posting stolen checks worth $12 million on the Telegram Channels application. The report noted that the alleged theft included taking $8 million in U.S. Treasury checks.

The three suspects carried out their operation from April to July of this year. They are believed to have made hundreds of thousands of dollars in the scheme, and now they are being charged with conspiracy to commit financial institution fraud, which could carry a sentence of 30 years in prison.

They have also been charged with theft of government property. These charges carry a 10-year sentence for each offense, according to the U.S. Attorney Office.

The suspects were released on bond after their first court appearance on Friday. None of them replied to request for comment from the Charlotte Observer.

U.S. Attorney Dena J. King thanked for the following for their part in the investigation: U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division, the U.S. Department of Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service, and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

However, this is not the only recent instance of individuals attempting to make massive amounts of money through fraud.

Blaze News reported last week that a student at the University of Miami had been charged with hacking a multinational shipping, receiving, and supply chain management company and carrying out a nationwide scheme.

Matthew Frederic Bergwall, 21, allegedly gained unauthorized access to compromised employee accounts of a supply chain management company.

Bergwall had apparently been collaborating with a couple accomplices in the scheme, who used the compromised employee accounts to enter fake tracking information for items moved by the company on behalf of retailers across the country.

The value of the scheme has been estimated to be around $3.5 million.

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