Local postal worker pleads guilty to theft

By Nikki Henderson | nhenderson@ktalnews.tv

Published 08/21 2014 03:27PM

Updated 08/21 2014 03:31PM

A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier from Shreveport has pleaded guilty to stealing Netflix DVDs and money.

Frankey Savannah, 30, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count of theft of mail matter.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Netflix contacted the U.S. Post Office about DVD movie losses occurring from July 2013 to Oct. 2013 along a Bossier Parish route.

Upon further investigation, law enforcement agents discovered that Savannah had been taking the DVDs from the envelopes while conducting his mail carrier route rather than returning them to Netflix as the customers intended. He is responsible for taking a total of 69 DVDs. Savannah was also observed taking cash from some of the mail.

Savannah faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison, three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and restitution. A sentencing date has been set for Dec. 10.

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