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Former cargo employee admits to stealing mail

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post)  A former ramp agent pleaded guilty to mail theft and admitted that he and other co-workers stole numerous items that were intended to be delivered to the CNMI.

 

The federal case against Brandon Ward O’Mallan was unsealed in the District Court of Guam. He was charged on Sept. 29, 2017 and signed a plea agreement on the same day pleading guilty to theft of mail.

O’Mallan had worked as a ramp agent for Micronesian Air Cargo and was responsible for loading cargo onto the flights which transport U.S. mail from Guam to the CNMI. He also transported mail to Micronesian Air from a United Airlines contractor to be delivered to the CNMI, court documents state.

On May 5, 2017, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated thefts occurring at the Micronesian Air Cargo facility on Guam. They met with O’Mallan about the thefts at the Guam Customs and Quarantine K-9 office where he admitted to stealing various items in the mail at the worksite.

O’Mallan admitted to stealing vape juice, a Sony Play station V4 gaming console, a drone, computer graphics cards, and two laptop computers. He said he stole them while employed as a ramp agent with Micronesian Air and placed the items into a bag at his worksite and took them to his vehicle, court documents state.

He intended to deprive the owners, permanently, of their use and benefit, the plea agreement states. He also agreed to cooperate fully with the investigation.

O’Mallan also told authorities he received two GShock watches from his co-worker that he knew had been stolen from the U.S. mail. He said he gave one of the watches to a friend and returned the other watch to law enforcement. O’Mallan said he sold one of the laptop computers and provided the other items that were stolen.

The items were valued at $3,314.64.

The co-worker was identified in the plea agreement but there are no records of any criminal charges filed against him.

The case was sealed, or kept private, until the judge unsealed the documents today.

O’Mallan is scheduled to be sentenced on July 2.

Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/regional-news/103421-former-cargo-employee-admits-to-stealing-mail

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