For greater than a yr, a United States Postal Service letter service from Waxhaw used her job to steal checks, which her husband then bought.
The couple pleaded responsible to federal expenses on Friday, in response to the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace.
Authorities say Kiara Padgett, 29, labored for USPS and stole incoming and outgoing checks from “companies and people.” She then sells the stolen checks, utilizing her husband, Dominic Dunlap, as her “intermediary.”
Prosecutors mentioned the checks had been stolen from Padgett Highway in west Charlotte.
One of many individuals who purchased these checks was Terrell Alexander Hager Jr., authorities mentioned. He pleaded responsible to conspiracy to commit financial institution fraud final March.
Padgett and Dunlap pleaded responsible Friday to conspiracy to commit financial institution fraud. Dunlap additionally pleaded responsible to 4 counts of possession of stolen mail.
The US Lawyer’s Workplace says the worth of the stolen checks exceeds $8.8 million.
The three withstand 30 years in jail and a $1 million tremendous for financial institution fraud conspiracy, and Dunlap faces a further 5 years in jail plus a $250,000 tremendous for every depend of possession of stolen mail.
The date for the sentencing has not but been introduced.
Final November, Motion 9 requested the defendants’ attorneys for his or her purchasers’ sides of the story, however acquired no response.
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