Ex-postal worker put on probation, fined for stealing shoes and clothes from mail

Published 3:45 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Calvin Taylor, 51, of Yazoo City, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to 48 months of supervised probation for embezzling parcels of mail during the course of his employment with the U.S. Postal Service, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Cave with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office. Taylor was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

On April 4, 2018, Postal Service Office of Inspector General special agents arrested Taylor after an investigation revealed him purposefully failing to deliver parcels of mail and stealing articles of clothing and shoes from the undelivered parcels.

On January 8, 2019, Taylor was charged in a federal indictment for theft of mail while a postal employee. He pled guilty before Judge Reeves on March 22, 2019.

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This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bert Carraway.