November 17, 2021

Byram Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Mail by a Postal Employee

Mary Apel

A Byram woman pleaded guilty to embezzling mail, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Scott Pierce, Inspector in Charge with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office.

According to court documents, Jeanetta N. Williams, 38, of Byram, was a Rural Carrier Assistant and delivered mail along a rural route in Hinds County. After receiving complaints of mail going missing along Williams’ route, Postal Service agents investigated. On July 11, 2019, agents found Williams in possession of opened mail she did not deliver.

Williams is scheduled to be sentenced on March 1, 2022, and faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

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