Former postal carrier and her roommate charged with stealing mail in Moorhead
MOORHEAD — Two women, including one who until recently was a mail carrier, are accused in Clay County District Court of stealing mail from a Moorhead mail route.
The former mail carrier, Cheryl Ann Gorden, 35, and Amanda Joy Liebert, 30, each face four felony counts of mail theft. Prosecutors allege the crimes occurred between Aug. 1 and Nov. 15.
According to court complaints:
On Oct. 31, a Moorhead resident contacted police about suspicions he had regarding possible thefts from his mailbox, as a gift card he had sent to a relative never made it to the intended address but was used at the Target store in Moorhead.
Other neighbors also told police about suspicions they had that something was happening to their mail.
A U.S. Postal Service inspector told police that Gorden had been seen a number of times with a passenger in her mail vehicle, something that is against Postal Service policy.
Police spoke to Gorden in early November, and she admitted to stealing, saying she needed cash to make ends meet and to buy cigarettes. She said this began in early September.
Liebert told authorities that she and Gorden worked together to take mail, particularly when packages appeared to contain gift cards.
Liebert said if they found items they could not use, including checks, they threw them away.
At the time of the thefts the women were roommates, court documents stated.
According to the Moorhead Post Office, Gorden is no longer a mail carrier.
Court records did not list any attorneys for Gorden or Liebert. Both women have been summoned to appear in court Dec. 19.