On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, it was announced that a former Monroe, Louisiana post office employee had pleaded guilty to stealing mail. 34-year-old Tanasha Tuner pleaded guilty to a single count of theft of mail matter by a postal service employee. The plea will now need to be accepted by United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr.
According to the guilty plea, the postmaster at a Monroe post office reported losses of mail from the Northside Station and the Monroe Main Post Office. Law enforcement began a surveillance operation on April 12, 2017 at the Northside Station.
Law enforcement spotted Turner taking a letter containing $45. After a traffic stop, the letter was found in Turner’s possession. Eventually, Tanasha Turner admitted to taking the letter and other first-class letters starting in December of 2016.
At the time of her sentencing, Turner will face a maximum of five years in prison and three years of supervised release. She is scheduled to be sentenced on February 18, 2018.