Three Members Of Mail Theft Ring Face Federal Charges

Three Members Of Mail Theft Ring Face Federal Charges

Three Members Of Extensive Mail Theft Ring Face Federal Charges
The Defendants Allegedly Targeted Apartment Complexes in North and South Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C (STL.News) A criminal indictment was unsealed today in federal court following the arrest of two of the three defendants charged with mail theft, announced William T. Stetzer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

Acting U.S. Attorney Stetzer is joined in making today’s announcement by Tommy D. Coke, Inspector in Charge of the Atlanta Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which oversees Charlotte.

Haleem Cornelius Gilliland, 23, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Shemar Isaiah Walker, 20, of, Atlanta, Georgia, and Daron Quashawn Wright, 20, of Shelby, North Carolina, are each charged with conspiracy to commit mail theft.  Gilliland is also charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.  Law enforcement apprehended Gilliland and Walker on March 3, 2021.  Wright has not been arrested yet.

According to allegations in the indictment, between November 2019 and February 2020, Gilliland, Walker, Wright and other co-conspirators stole and took letters, postal cards, packages, bags, and other mail (collectively, mail) from the mailboxes of at least nine apartment complexes in North and South Carolina. 

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