St. Petersburg mail carrier found with 2,129 pieces of stolen mail

John M. Doyle Jr. told officials he took mail to make ends meet. Gift cards were a target.

John M. Doyle Jr. told officials he took mail to make ends meet. Gift cards were a target.

Federal agents unearthed 2,129 pieces of first-class mail last year in the home and car of a St. Petersburg postal carrier who now admits in court papers that he stole “countless” parcels and envelopes because he needed money.

“I only did it to make ends meet,” John M. Doyle Jr., 38, told investigators.

How much did he get? Prosecutors aren’t saying. Doyle was charged Monday, and his plea agreement, filed Tuesday, doesn’t specify a restitution amount.

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