Six former Ravn employees arrested for mail theft

USPS Mailboxes

Six former employees of Ravn Alaska have been charged by a federal grand jury with stealing mail from the U.S. Postal Service, including Apple computers headed for rural school districts.

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder in Anchorage identified those arrested as Congress Lepou, 29; Breadoflife “Presley” Faiupu, 36; Hubert Barte, 37; Paulo Maae, 24; Harold Velicaria, 3; and Rogelio ‘Roger; Daquis, 49, all of Anchorage. All six are now in custody.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s official Ravn Alaska employees were using company vehicle, including a “supervisor truck” to pick up mail from the post official distribution center in Anchorage and transfer it to Ravn airplanes for delivery to villages.

From March 2015 to April 2017 approximately 343 Apple computers went missing after being scanned in by postal officials, but before arriving at the post offices in rural Alaska.

The specific school districts that were not identified by the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Ravn announced last September that they would halt service to Cordova on Oct. 1 through May 1, 2018.