A Baton Rouge woman has been sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for stealing more than $7,700 in postal funds while working at the post office in St. Gabriel, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said Friday.
Laronda D. Moore, 38, also stole and opened undelivered mail and used that personal information to obtain lines of credit and make unauthorized purchases, Green said.
“It is outrageous that Ms. Moore would betray the trust of the community and use her position as a federal employee with the U.S. Postal Service to steal and commit identity theft in order to enrich herself,” he stated. “Her actions undermine the honest and hard work performed every day by the vast majority of those working for the U.S. Postal Service.”
Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson ordered Moore to pay more than $8,900 in restitution to the federal government and other victims when he sentenced her Thursday for misappropriation of postal funds and aggravated identity theft.
Special Agent-in-Charge Maximo Eamiguel, of the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General, said the Postal Service does not tolerate agency employees using their position of public trust to defraud the people they serve.
Moore worked at the Sunshine Post Office from July 2013 through June 2014.