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Postal worker in Brooklyn pleads guilty to stealing gift cards to buy sex toys

January 24, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Postal worker in Brooklyn pleads guilty to stealing gift cards to buy sex toys

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On Monday, a postal worker in Brooklyn who was accused of swiping gift cards — including a $100 American Express one that she used to purchase sex toys — confessed to her mail theft crimes in federal court.

According to the New York Daily News, bargain-hunting thief Iesha Conley even took to Groupon to carry out several purchases, which were sent to her residence in Brooklyn. The postal worker also was busted on a Brooklyn processing center’s security video as she ripped open dozens of card envelopes and placed them into a “Got Jesus?” sweater.

In the months leading up to Christmas, the 49-year-old also swiped a Bed Bath & Beyond card and used another card to try to pay off her cable bill.

The criminal case was launched after a Postal Service complaint was filed from a customer wondering what happened to the gift card she purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond.

The woman said she sent the card from a post office in West Nyack to a Floral Park relative — but the would-be recipient said the gift card envelope was empty.

Detectives traced the purchases to Conley by checking the phone number that called to check the balances on the gift card.

On Monday, Conley timidly told Magistrate Judge Robert Levy that she was aware that she was stealing contents that didn’t belong to her.

Although Conley entered a guilty plea to mail theft by a postal service worker, which is an offense punishable by up to five years behind bars, federal guidelines recommend that is she receives jail time at all, it could top out at six months.

Conley is scheduled to be sentenced in April.

After the plea, defense lawyer Kannan Sundaram said that he pushed prosecutors to drop the case, or at least reduce it to a misdemeanor — something he said they’d done in other cases — but they decline.

Sundaram added his client is “working and doing well somewhere else.”

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