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Louisville man indicted on charges of stealing USPS packages from homes

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Joseph Lee Carr (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Joseph Lee Carr (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A man has been indicted on charges of stealing U.S. Postal Service packages left on porches in Louisville, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Joseph Carr, 48, is accused of stealing a Hot Wheels toy kit left on a porch on Larchmont Avenue in Louisville, in addition to stealing a coat, blanket and rug from the mail at another house in the area.

Attorneys say construction workers saw Carr carry a package away from the home, open it and throw the packaging away in a trash can.

Louisville Metro Police later found Carr with a Kohl’s bag containing a coat, a throw blanket and a rug, which had a total value of almost $200, according to the release. Police said Carr also had the Hot Wheels kit, the apparent USPS packaging for which was found in a garbage can with a Larchmont address on it.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Carr was arrested about a year prior to this incident on similar charges of mail theft and receiving stolen property.

According to a release, those charges from Dec. 4, 2014, were in regards to several Postal Service customers who had packages stolen from their residences.  

Carr could face up to 5 years in prison and fined $250,000.

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