Saturday, June 9, 2018




Former Postal Service employee arrested for mail theft



YONKERS – A former US Postal Service employee has been arrested and charged in connection with the widespread theft of mail in and around Yonkers.

Authorities said that Lorell Lee Legrand, 30, a former city carrier assistant who resigned in May, was charged with grand larceny and three counts of identity theft, all as felonies.

Legrand, along with others, allegedly deposited forged checks into her bank accounts and defrauded the account holders of those checks. Targeted checks were mailed from mailboxes in Yonkers and at a post office branch in the city.

Investigators believe she was involved with a group of individuals who targeted mail send through the Postal Service with the mail likely stolen at the mailbox level; however police are working to identify the exact point of interception.

Authorities also arrested Shaquille Wiltshire, 22, of Yonkers, on May 18. He allegedly possessed washed checks from stolen Yonkers mail in an effort to commit identity theft and fraud. He was charged with felonies and misdemeanors in the case.

The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are anticipated.


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