Virginia Beach U.S. Postal Service worker charged with stealing and detaining mail

Loree A. Garrison

Loree A. Garrison, charged with three counts of Secreting and Detaining U.S. Mail and one count of Theft of Mail by Postal Employee.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A U.S. Postal Service worker was read her charges on Monday which include stealing and detaining mail.

Lorre Garrison is charged with three counts of Secreting and Detaining U.S. Mail and one count of Theft of Mail by Postal Employee.

Garrison’s charges are based off her actions on various dates from December 2014-January 2015.

The postal service worker’s first three counts pertain to letters, postal cards, packages, bags, and other pieces of mail that were intended to be delivered by carrier to recipients. The items were allegedly knowingly and unlawfully destroyed, secreted, detained or delayed by Garrison.

Garrison allegedly took the items home and detained in her bedroom.

The fourth count is from January 2015. Garrison is charged with knowingly stealing and removing articles contained in letters, packages, postal cards and other mail entrusted to her.

Garrison’s first court appearance for these charges was October 13. On Monday she pleaded not guilty. Garrison also waived a formal arraignment and wishes to appear at a preliminary motions hearing and would like a trial by jury.

Her trial is currently set for December 20.