Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington has sentenced Jasmine Wynne (31, Ruskin) to 33 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and theft of a postal key.
According to court documents, Wynne, a Postal Clerk with the United States Postal Service (USPS) at the St. Petersburg Retail Post Office location, conspired with others to defraud federally insured financial institutions. Wynne used her status and the special access she had as a USPS employee to open First-Class mail and to photograph personal identifying information (“PII”) and bank account information. Wynne then forwarded the photographs to co-conspirators for use in a bank fraud scheme. Wynne also photographed United States Passport applications that were processed at her post office location to gain applicants’ PII and bank account information. She then forwarded that information to co-conspirators.
In addition, Wynne used her position as a USPS employee to access and steal restricted postal arrow keys – special master keys that open USPS collection boxes, banks of mailboxes at apartment complexes, and any other mailbox keyed with an arrow lock. Wynne then provided the postal arrow keys to co-conspirators for use in the charged conspiracy.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Craig Gestring.
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