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Montgomery mailman convicted of stealing checks and financial information

A former Montgomery postal carrier is facing 20 years in prison after being convicted of one count of postal theft by an employee and three counts of mail fraud.

James Glover, 44, allegedly stole checks and documents containing financial information from the mail. The stolen checks were altered or used to create fraudulent checks and then deposited into bank accounts by Glover and others.

“The U.S. mail system is a vital part of our daily lives,” United States Attorney Jonathan S. Ross said. “Mail carriers are entrusted with access to enormous amounts of sensitive information. Abuse of that trust must have consequences. This prosecution is a result of our commitment, along with the commitment of our law enforcement partners, to protect the millions of letters and packages processed by the United States Postal Service each day.”

Special Agent in Charge Jonathan Ulrich of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General emphasized his trust in employees but also noted that any breaking of the law will be held accountable.

“The vast majority of U.S. Postal Service employees are honest, hardworking individuals who would never violate the public trust in this manner,” said Ulrich. “But for those who do, our special agents, along with our law enforcement partners, will aggressively investigate these federal crimes to protect the sanctity of the U.S. Mail.”

“This conviction is a testament to the dedication of the investigative and legal teams and should send a strong message to any employee who thinks of conspiring with others to commit check fraud.”

The Houston Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service also played an integral role in bringing Glover to justice.

“It is very disappointing when any of our U.S. Postal Service employees abuse their position of trust to facilitate illegal activity,” said Inspector in Charge of the division, Scott Fix. “James Glover is not representative of the honesty and integrity of postal employees serving our nation today.”

“Glover’s conviction demonstrates that the USPIS remains resolute in our mission to bring to justice those who fraudulently use the nation’s mail system in the furtherance of their deceptive schemes.”

A sentencing hearing for Glover is scheduled for September 30.

Keldric Ortez Jones, 24, also from Montgomery, Alabama, was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud for his role in the scheme. Jones received a 46-month sentence in early March.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on X @ShipleyAusten

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