Iesha Conley, a postal worker for the United States Postal Service, got caught stealing Christmas gift cards out of the mail and using them to buy discount sex toys online.
Conley, 48, came under investigation when a West Nyack woman reported that she’d sent a $100 American Express gift card to a relative in Floral Par?k, Long Island,? but when the letter arrived it had been opened and the gift card was missing.
When the woman called American Express, she was told an individual had used it to buy three adult sex toys with it from discount retailer Groupon.com totally nearly $100.
The criminal complaint, filed by the Office of the Inspector General for the Postal Service, says Conley used her iPhone to make the racy purchase and that it was delivered to her Brooklyn home.
The same gift card was also used in an attempt to pay a cable bill at Conley’s home, it said.
The complaint says Conley was working at the US Postal Service’s Brooklyn Processing and Distribution Center on the dates the greeting card was processed.
In late Dec?ember, Conley was caught on surveillance video at processing center, “ripping open and removing the contents from dozens of greeting card envelopes,” according to the complaint.
She was seen on video removing a tray filled with mailings and leaving her work area with the tray.
The complaint added that Conley ?allegedly ?put the stolen items inside a black sweater that had the words “Got Jesus?” on it.
When asked outside of ?Brooklyn federal court how she could be the type of twisted Grinch prosecutors said she was, Iesha Conley said: “Are you kidding me? It’s alleged!”
Conley is charged with stealing mail from Sept. 9 through Dec. 20, just five days before Christmas and faces up to five years in prison, if convicted.
Conley, who wore a long colorful skirt paired with a Jack Daniel’s T-shirt and a bright blue headscarf in court, was released on $15,000 bond.
Her Linkedin page says she became a mail handler in 2009 and that some of the causes she cares about include animal welfare, arts and culture and poverty alleviation.
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