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.