Postal equipment theft lands two Gulfport men in jail - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Postal equipment theft lands two Gulfport men in jail

A Federal Court Judge sentenced 51-year-old John Wendell Boyles and his son, 24-year-old Nicholas Alan Boyles, both of Gulfport, for conspiracy to convert Postal Service property to their own use and unlawfully selling the property over a two year period. Both men had plead guilty previously to the charge.

John Wendell Boyles was sentenced to 57 months in jail followed by three years supervised release. Nicholas Alan Boyles was sentenced to 40 months in jail followed by three years of supervised release.

The Boyles admitted to taking over-the-road postal containers, cutting them up and selling them as scrap metal.The Postal Service uses these containers to organize and carry mail on freight trucks between Post Offices and distribution centers.

Both Boyles must also pay restitution to the U.S. Postal Service in the amount of $2,739,842.00. Additionally, both men must pay a forfeiture money judgment of $242,554.47.

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