Former Mail Carrier Paul O. Robinson Pleads Guilty to Stealing Collectible Sports Cards


A former mail carrier pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to stealing nearly 100 sports cards worth thousands of dollars through the mail, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Paul O. Robinson, 26, of Richmond, Missouri, pleaded guilty to one count of mail theft. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a press release that Robinson admitted to stealing 94 sports trading cards, worth approximately $39,994, and other items through the mail from April to June 2021. In June, a customer reported that he sent a Kevin Durant Basketball Sports Trading Card worth $1,925 to a customer in Kansas City, but the card never arrived. Investigators said the customer also provided tracking and serial numbers for additional mail items containing valuable sports trading cards that had been placed in the mail and were missing. Four of the missing sports cards were recovered from a sports memorabilia shop in Gladstone. Investigators said surveillance video from the store showed Robinson, in his postal uniform, presenting the cards for sale on June 12, 2021. When federal agents questioned Robinson, he admitted to stealing the cards, the agency said. American lawyer. Robinson also admitted to driving mail home in his car and destroying mail. Officers searched Robinson’s home and found about 440 pieces of mail and an additional trading card, investigators said. In August, authorities said 11 additional sports trading cards were recovered from a sports card and memorabilia store in Liberty. Another sports trading card was also picked up from Gladstone’s sports memorabilia store. Robinson could face up to five years in federal prison without parole.

A former mail carrier pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to stealing nearly 100 sports cards worth thousands of dollars from the mail, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Paul O. Robinson, 26, of Richmond, Missouri, pleaded guilty to one count of mail theft.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a press release that Robinson admitted to stealing 94 sports trading cards, worth approximately $39,994, and other items through the mail from April to June 2021.

In June, a customer reported that he mailed a $1,925 Kevin Durant basketball sports trading card to a Kansas City customer, but the card never arrived. . Investigators said the customer also provided the tracking and serial numbers for additional mailings containing valuable collectible sports cards that had been mailed out and were missing.

Four of the missing sports cards were recovered from a sports memorabilia shop in Gladstone. Investigators said surveillance video from the store showed Robinson, in his postal uniform, presenting the cards for sale on June 12, 2021.

When federal agents questioned Robinson, he admitted to stealing the cards, the U.S. attorney said. Robinson also admitted to driving mail home in his car and destroying mail. Officers searched Robinson’s home and found about 440 pieces of mail and an additional trading card, investigators said.

In August, authorities said 11 additional sports cards were recovered from a sports card and souvenir store in Liberty. Another sports trading card was also picked up from Gladstone’s sports memorabilia store.

Robinson could face up to five years in federal prison without parole.


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