Bakersfield man pleads guilty to being post office bandit

Steven Martin burglarized, stole packages from eight post offices in Kern, Kings and Tulare counties

FRESNO, CALIF. – A Bakersfield man who burglarized post offices may soon find his new permanent address is at a federal prison.

Steven Martin, 39, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty to burglarizing several post offices during a federal court hearing in Fresno on Oct. 15, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.

According to court documents, Martin burglarized eight different post offices in Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties in December 2018. He stole cash registers, packages containing clothes, and other mail, and caused thousands of dollars in damages.

This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Barton is prosecuting the case.

Martin is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd on Jan. 14, 2022. Martin faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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