A former Lincoln mailman has been sentenced to nine months in federal prison for stealing mail from 45 people, illegally obtaining at least 12 credit cards on which he charged approximately $6,000.
Federal District Judge John Gerrard also ordered 44-year-old Domonic Harris to serve two years of supervised release and pay $3,688.27 restitution.
A victim reported to the postal service in 2017, while Harris worked for the United States Postal Service, that an unknown person had completed a fraudulent change of address on their behalf. The victim was notified all their mail had been delivered to that fraudulent address, including a Chase Bank credit card, to which charges totaling more than $1,000 had been made.
One charge had been made at a RedBox Rental Service at a Walgreen’s in Lincoln. Surveillance video showed a vehicle in the parking lot which led investigators to Harris.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for Harris’ Lincoln residence and found stolen mail belonging to 45 people. An investigation determine Harris used at least 12 credit cards from that mail to charge around $6,000.
The case was investigated by the Office of Inspector General for the United States Postal Service and the Lincoln Police Department.