A Brooklyn woman has been charged with mail theft after a stolen gift card that was used to buy sex toys was traced back to her home address.
A woman from West Nyack, New York told authorities that a $100 American Express gift card she had sent a relative was missing when the envelope and greeting card she sent along with it were delivered in the mail. She contacted American Express and discovered that the card had been used to purchase three sex toys from online retailer Groupon.com. The toys were allegedly delivered to the home of 48-year-old postal worker and Brooklyn resident Iesha Conley.
The card had been sent to a Long Island address, and according to a filed complaint, Conley worked at the US Postal Service’s Brooklyn Processing and Distribution Center the day the card was processed.
A criminal complaint has been filed against Conley by the Office of the Inspector General for the Postal Service, and she is charged with stealing mail between the dates of Sept. 9 and Dec. 20, 2016. It’s also alleged that she used the American Express card to pay off a cable bill, according to the New York Post.
According to the complaint, the American Express card was not all the Conley took from the mail. In early December, the same employee was allegedly filmed “ripping open and removing the contents from dozens of greeting card envelopes” by a surveillance camera.
If convicted, Conley could serve up to five years in prison.