INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A Huntington man accused of stealing mail from Indianapolis’ main post office was sentenced Thursday.
35-year-old Bryon Fisher faces over three years in federal prison.
“Most of us still get our mail through home delivery or at a post office box,” United States Attorney Josh Minkler. “People should have confidence that their mail will be delivered safely and untampered with. Stealing mail is a serious crime that puts people’s privacy, money, and confidence in the mail system at risk. We will hold people who steal mail accountable.”
In October 2014, Fisher entered the post office located at 125 West South Street. He planned to break into P.O. boxes and steal mail from them. He used a small metal crowbar to break the boxes open and steal the contents. Police approached and apprehended Fisher after watching him on the surveillance camera.
This was not the only time Fisher tried to steal mail from this post office. He targeted P.O. boxes that he knew would contain a large amount of mail containing checks.
Investigators recovered almost 6,000 pieces of mail from Fisher, which was originally intended for businesses, including utility companies and charities. In some cases, people’s utilities were disconnected for non-payment.
Fisher must also pay restitution and serve three years of supervised release after his prison sentence.