Former Tampa postal employee sentenced to over four years in federal prison for stealing nearly $400,000 in federal tax refund checks from the mail


Date: October 24, 2022


Tampa, FL — U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew today sentenced Kevin Mark Streeter, Jr. to four years and six months in federal prison for conspiracy, receipt of stolen government property, and aggravated identity theft. Streeter had pleaded guilty on June 14, 2022.

According to court documents, Streeter was employed by the U.S. Postal Service at a mail processing center in Sarasota. He exploited his position by stealing approximately 40 federal tax refund checks from the U.S. mail that were en route to the intended taxpayers living in the Middle District of Florida. Streeter and others then sold or attempted to sell the checks to third parties. The tax refund checks, issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury, ranged in amounts from $4,000 to over $100,000, with an aggregate value of over $398,000.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Postal Service – Office of the Inspector General. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer L. Peresie.