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Former mail carrier pleads guilty to stealing mail

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A former Rochester mail carrier arrested in November for stealing mail along her delivery route pleaded guilty Thursday.

Marlene Cruz, 40, regularly opened mail along her route from January 2022 to November 2023, stealing money, lottery tickets, gift cards, documents, and more, according to prosecutors. Investigators planted cash and gift cards in greeting cards for her to deliver in May and November. They found one of those gift cards in her personal bag when she was arrested on November 2, prosecutors said.

Cruz pleaded guilty to theft of mail matter by officer or employee. She faces up to five years in prison. Her sentencing is scheduled for May 9.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A former Rochester mail carrier arrested in November for stealing mail along her delivery route pleaded guilty Thursday.

Marlene Cruz, 40, regularly opened mail along her route from January 2022 to November 2023, stealing money, lottery tickets, gift cards, documents, and more, according to prosecutors. Investigators planted cash and gift cards in greeting cards for her to deliver in May and November. They found one of those gift cards in her personal bag when she was arrested on November 2, prosecutors said.

Cruz pleaded guilty to theft of mail matter by officer or employee. She faces up to five years in prison. Her sentencing is scheduled for May 9. Read More RochesterRochesterFirst  

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