Mail carrier to be sentenced

Published 8:42 am Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Mocksville woman will be sentenced in federal court next month for failing to deliver mail.

Natalie Marie Wallace, who was a mail carrier for the Advance Post Office, was indicted in June of last year, according to Lynn Klauer, public information officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Postal inspectors were made aware of mail that was being stored at a home Wallace rented on Buck Seaford Road near Mocksville, and discovered 3,580 pieces of first-class mail, 6,900 pieces of standard mail and 28 parcels. Forty-five pieces of the mail inspectors recovered had been opened. Some of the mail was discovered at a former residence of Wallace.

She pled guilty on March 9 to one count of unlawfully secreting, detaining and delaying the delivery of mail entrusted to her to be delivered. She is scheduled to be sentenced on June 21.

She admitted to the federal investigators that she took undelivered mail home about 10 times, Klauer said.