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Recent Worcester US District Court Cases in the News
Ex-Postal Worker from Holden MA Gets Probation in $82,000 Stamp Theft
A long-time postal worker in Worcester, Massachusetts was convicted in federal court for stealing and reselling more than 100,000 stamps from the main city post office. He was sentenced to two years of probation in March 2019.
David Fors from Holden apologized in federal district court in Worcester as his family listened. His attorney stated that he will repay the federal government the $82,000 it seeks.
The former mail processing worker told the court that he let himself down and all in his family. Fors received 17 letters of support from local attorneys, family and a Worcester police officer pleaded guilty in 2018 to federal charges of mail fraud and theft of government property.
Federal authorities said that Fors stole thousands of US stamps in 2012 and sold them at cheaper rates on eBay. It is not clear exactly how many stamps he sold or stole. In 2012, a stamp could be purchased for 45 cents. This means you could buy at least 182,000 stamps for $82,000.
When federal agents raided his home in September 2012, they found $14,500 worth of stamps, which would be more than 32,000, and $4600 in cash. According to the assistant US attorney on the case, federal agents saw some of the thefts on video and bought stamps from him online on eBay.
Fors stole stamps that were sent to Worcester from the US government that were intended for retail sale.
The federal investigation went on for a year. Judge Hillman in federal court asked the US attorney why it took the government so long to stop Fors, but the question has not ever been fully answered.
The plea agreement reached on the case requires him to serve two years of probation and pay $82,000 in restitution. (telegram.com)
Ex-Postal Worker Admits Stealing Greeting Cards to Fuel Drug Habit
A former mail carrier from Fitchburg accused of stealing more than $37,000 from Harvard mail customers to fuel a drug habit pleaded guilty to federal charges on March 12.
Stephanie Lacroix, 37, pleaded guilty to a single felony count of mail theft by a postal worker in US District Court in Worcester.
According to federal authorities, in November 2018, the woman charged thousands to gift and credit cards she stole from the mail that were intended for residents on her Harvard route. She committed the crime when she was on duty on her US postal truck, and gave gift cards that she took from the US mail to others in exchange for various drugs.
Lacroix opened envelopes that had greeting cards inside in hopes of getting gift cards. She also stole and activated credit cards. The woman activated those cards by calling an 800 number on her cell phone. Lacroix used the stolen gift and credit cards while on duty.
The ex-postal worker told the judge in court that she is under treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. By pleading guilty she admitted the allegations are true, but she contested that she stole $37,000. She did not sign a plea deal and faces up to five years in prison. Under court guidelines, she is expected to receive 10 to 16 months.
The probe started after many Harvard residents began to complain about their mail being stolen. The US Postal Service Office of Inspector General put a secret camera in her postal truck in April 2018. She eventually found the camera but continued to steal mail anyway. (telegram.com)
Worcester Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison on Drug Charges
A Worcester, Massachusetts man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in federal court in Worcester in March 2019.
Adam Germano, 37, also was sentenced to five years of supervised release and was ordered by the judge to pay $73,000 in restitution. He pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Germano has been in federal custody since he was arrested in March 2017.
He admitted that he shipped large amounts of meth into New Hampshire, Florida and Massachusetts. He also said that he distributed the drug to dealers and other people in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for money.
According to federal court documents, Germano had a package shipped via US mail from Las Vegas to Worcester in January 2017. The package was intercepted by federal agents, and they found two kilograms of 97% pure methamphetamine inside. (patch.com)
- Springfield MA Federal Court. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/worcester/worcester-cvb.htm
- Ex-Postal Worker David Fors Gets Probation in $82k Stamp Theft. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.telegram.com/news/20190306/ex-postal-worker-david-fors-of-holden-gets-probation-in-82k-stamp-theft
- Ex-Mail Carrier Admits Stealing Greeting Cards to Fuel Drug Use. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.telegram.com/news/20190312/ex-mail-carrier-admits-stealing-from-greeting-cards-to-fuel-drug-use
- Worcester Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Drug Charges. (2019). Retrieved from https://patch.com/massachusetts/worcester/worcester-man-sentenced-15-years-drug-charges