FLORIDA –A Florida contract mail carrier has been sentenced for theft of mail in connection with missing gift cards.
Randolph Varbelow, 48, of Jacksonville, who reportedly worked as a United States Postal Service contract mail carrier, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan to time served, approximately four months imprisonment, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida said.
Varbelow was also ordered to serve a two-year term of supervised release and pay restitution to the victims. He had pleaded guilty to the theft of mail matter on November 15, 2022.
According to court documents, Varbelow worked as a contract mail carrier from November 2021 through January 2022 and was assigned to deliver mail on a route in Duval and St. Johns Counties. In response to complaints about missing mail on his route, the U.S. Postal Service – Office of Inspector General conducted an investigation and said it linked multiple stolen Target gift cards to Varbelow through transaction records and surveillance video.
This case was investigated by U.S. Postal Service – Office of Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney David B. Mesrobian prosecuted it.