A former Marblehead U.S. Postal Service employee pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston on Sept. 6 in connection with two schemes to convert USPS funds.
Zeon Johnson, 28, of Saugus, pleaded guilty to one count of conversion of government money. U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for Dec. 1. In May 2022, Johnson was indicted by a federal grand jury.
Beginning in approximately August 2018, Johnson worked as a sales and service distribution associate for USPS at the Marblehead Post Office.
As part of his job, Johnson sold stamps and processed money order transactions for USPS customers. From approximately July 2019 through June 2020, Johnson converted over $18,000 in USPS funds for personal use by stealing cash paid by customers for stamps and issuing USPS money orders payable to himself.
The charge of conversion of government money provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.