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Baltimore Mail Carrier Sentenced to 3 Years Incarceration for Stealing Over $100,000 in Treasury Checks

On January 7, 2010, Leonard Jenkins, a Baltimore mail carrier, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Baltimore, Maryland, to 3 years incarceration, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $104,446 in restitution for mail fraud, theft of mail, and aggravated identity theft arising from the use of his position as a letter carrier to steal U.S. Treasury checks.

According to Mr. Jenkins' plea agreement, from March 2006 to May 2007, he stole treasury checks that were to be delivered to recipients on his route and other carriers' routes. In exchange for cash payments, Mr. Jenkins gave $100,000 of the stolen checks to his co-conspirators, knowing that they would use fake identification documents, including fake driver's licenses, to cash those checks by posing as the intended recipients of the checks. Mr. Jenkins is the last of twelve defendants sentenced as part of this case.

The DOT/OIG investigation was conducted jointly with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Inspector General, and the District of Columbia Office of Inspector General, with substantial assistance from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, Homeland Security Supervisor.