Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 | 12:22 p.m.
A former U.S. Postal Service clerk in Las Vegas has been convicted by a jury for stealing mail from a customer and cashing money orders worth more than $2,300, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada.
James Earl Magee, 32, was found guilty Wednesday of theft of government money and mail theft by a postal employee, following a three-day trial presided over by U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro.
Between June and July of 2016, Magee stole an envelope containing three money orders worth about $2,340.27, and cashed them for his personal use, the attorney’s office said.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
Magee’s sentencing has been scheduled for April 25. The maximum statutory penalty for theft of government money is 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
The maximum statutory penalty for mail theft by a postal employee is five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.