A man who sorted mail at Louis Armstrong International Airport has been charged with stealing scores of letters intended for recipients around the country.
Arthur Respert, 25, of Kenner, was indicted Friday on three counts of theft of mail. He is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court next week.
Respert worked for Air General Inc., a subcontractor of Delta and United, and had been tasked with sorting mail and placing it into airline cargo containers.
The indictment lists three dates between October 2014 and September 2015 in which Respert allegedly stole letters. On Sept. 3, 2015, the indictment alleges, he swiped approximately 100 letters.
Respert faces up to five years in prison if convicted, federal prosecutors said.
The case was investigated by the United State Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.