Former New Orleans postal employee sentenced for stealing cash from a birthday card

Published 7:00 am Sunday, November 7, 2021

NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that RONNIE BARTHOLOMEW, age 64 and a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced to probation, 50 hours of community service and payment of a $10 mandatory special assessment fee by United States District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon for obstruction of mail, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1701.

According to court documents, BARTHOLOMEW, while employed by the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier at the Central Carrier Station in New Orleans, opened a birthday card he was carrying and removed five marked twenty-dollar bills. BARTHOLOMEW had pled guilty on June 10, 2021, to a one-count bill of information.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service.  Assistant United States Attorney David Howard Sinkman is in charge of the prosecution