Slidell Woman Sentenced Two Years of Probation After Guilty Plea to Conspiracy to Alter Postal Money Orders

Published 9:30 am Friday, November 19, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CHASITY DOTEY a/k/a “CHASITY PINES”, age 27, of Slidell, Louisiana, was sentenced to two (2) years of probation after she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to alter U.S. Postal Money Orders before United States District Court Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon today.

According to court records, DOTEY cashed two altered U.S. Postal Money Orders in the amounts of $530.00 each at a U.S. Post Office located in Slidell, Louisiana. The two Postal Money Orders had been purchased in California for minimal value and then altered to reflect a higher amount by unknown co-conspirators.

In addition to probation, DOTEY was given three (3) years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution to the government in the amount of $7,540. There is also a $100 mandatory special assessment fee due after conviction.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward J. Rivera was in charge of the prosecution.