Postal worker among 3 charged in $24 million stolen check scheme, officials say
A U.S. Postal Service worker and two others have been charged in a scheme in which $24 million worth of checks were stolen from the mail and offered for sale online, federal prosecutors said.
The checks were sold through a Telegram channel, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina said in a statement.
The Postal Service worker, Nakedra Shannon, 29, worked at a processing center in Charlotte for around two years and stole the checks from April to July of this year, prosecutors said.
Two other people called co-conspirators by the U.S. attorney’s office, Donnell Gardner, 27, and Desiray Carter, 24, have also been charged.
Carter ran the Telegram channel “OG Glass House” on which the checks were advertised for sale, according to an indictment. His name on the messaging app was “SW1PER.”
Gardner would then send the checks, according to the indictment, and the money would be split, half going to Carter and Shannon and Gardner getting the other half, the document says.