A federal jury recently convicted James Glover, a former postal carrier and Montgomery resident, on one count of postal theft by an employee and three counts of mail fraud, according to U.S. Attorney Jonathan Ross.

Per court records and evidence presented during Glover's trial, he was involved in a fraudulent mail theft and bank fraud scheme involving multiple individuals. The jury heard testimony that, in September and October 2022, while doing his work as a mail carrier, Glover 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. Previously, Keldric Jones of Montgomery was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud for his role in the scheme. Jones received a 46-month sentence on March 11. There is no parole in the federal system.

"The U.S. mail system is a vital part of our daily lives," 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."

Following his June 27 conviction, Glover faces a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing hearing for Glover is scheduled for September 30. At that hearing, a federal district court judge will determine Glover's sentence.

"The vast majority of U.S. Postal Service employees are honest, hardworking individuals who would never violate the public trust in this manner," said special agent in charge Jonathan Ulrich of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. "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."

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