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Former USPS worker pleads guilty to stealing cards, money

On Friday, the United States Attorney’s Office revealed that a former postal worker has pleaded guilty to stealing gift cards and money from the mail. Shalika Williams, a 30-year-old Buffalo resident, confessed to the charges of conversion of another’s property by a U.S. officer or employee, amounting to less than $1,000.


According to U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross, between September and November 4, 2022, Williams was employed as a sales, service, and distribution associate at the Buffalo Processing and Distribution Center, a facility under the United States Postal Service. During her tenure, she committed the thefts by opening sealed mail and pilfering 10 to 15 gift cards with an estimated value of $360, as well as $300 in cash.

The crime Williams admitted to carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. Her sentencing hearing is set for August 21.