Munhall man accused of stealing mail and packages pleaded guilty to federal charges
A Munhall man accused of stealing other people’s mail and packages from apartments in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside and Oakland neighborhoods pleaded guilty in federal court, federal prosecutors say.
Federal authorities say Christopher Eric Carr, 46, admitted guilt before U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon to four counts of conspiracy and mail theft. He’s expected to be sentenced March 12.
Carr and his co-defendant, Ron Matthew Sharp, entered multiple apartments in the Pittsburgh area from February through May and opened packages and other mail not addressed to them, according to a federal news release.
They stole numerous items, among them gift cards, and provided them to others who redeemed them at various locations such as Giant Eagle and GetGo. The pair also resold and instructed others to resell the stolen items.
Sharp, 42, of Duquesne, pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiracy and theft of mail a few weeks ago. He will be sentenced in February in federal court in Pittsburgh.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security conducted the investigation.
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