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Date: 12-06-2023

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United States of America v. Demarco Tapplar

Case Number: 1:23-cr-00065

Judge: Susan J. Dlott

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Hamilton County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Cincinnatti

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Description: Cincinnati, Ohio criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with selling a postal key that was then used to steal mail from collection boxes.

In 2023, individuals in the Cincinnati area sought to steal cash and checks from U.S. Postal Service collection boxes by illegally obtaining the postal keys to the boxes.

On Jan. 23, 2023, police recovered a stolen postal key. The next day, the perpetrators of the mail theft obtained a new postal key by purchasing one from Demarco Tapplar, age 19, of Cincinnati, Ohio. At that time, Tapplar was a postal carrier.

Court documents also detail that in August 2022, 10 altered checks were deposited into Tapplar’s bank accounts and in September 2022, a check stolen from the mail was altered to include Tapplar’s name and cashed.

Tapplar was indicted in June 2023.

Congress sets the minimum and maximum statutory sentences, and sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the Court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors at a future hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy S. Mangan is representing the United States in this case.

Outcome: Defendant elected to plead guilty.

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