Former Ramp Agent sentenced for stealing mail

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Guam – Ever wonder what happened to that item you were waiting for in the mail and never received? While there are many reasons for mail getting lost, sometimes sticky fingers are to blame. In District Court a former ramp agent’s sticky fingers have landed him on probation with a fine.

Brandon Ward O’Mallen will serve a year’s probation and pay a total of $430 dollars for stealing mail from planes headed to the CNMI.

In September of last year he pleaded guilty to information for theft of mail, after the United States Postal Inspection Service discovered thefts occurring at the Micronesian Air Cargo Facility.

O’Mallen worked for the Micronesian Air Cargo Facility as a Ramp Agent. His duties included loading cargo onto flights which transported U.S. mail from Guam to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas.

But, according to court documents, O’Mallen did more than just load cargo. He also pilfered mailed items that caught his interest.

Among the items he admitted to stealing were Vape Juice, a gaming console, laptops, and a drone.

According to court documents, O’Mallen would conceal the stolen items in a bag and then take them to his vehicle. Some of the stolen items were sold while others were given as gifts.

The total value of the stolen items was over $3,000.00.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.