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Former postal employee from Byram pleads guilty to mail theft

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A Byram woman pleaded guilty to embezzling mail. U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Scott Pierce, Inspector in Charge with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Southern Area Field Office made that announcement Wednesday.

According to court documents, 38-year-old Jeanetta N. Williams of Byram was a Rural Carrier Assistant and delivered mail along a rural route in Hinds County.  After receiving complaints of missing mail along her route, Postal Service agents launched an investigation.  On July 11, 2019, agents found Williams in possession of opened mail she did not deliver.

Williams is scheduled to be sentenced on March 1, 2022 and faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison.  A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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

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