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Guam airport mail thieves get probation

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Two former employees of airport cargo businesses have each been sentenced to three years of probation for stealing mail.

Glenn Doria Perez and Ryan Cole Duenas were handed the sentences Tuesday in the District Court of Guam.

The men are the second and third defendants to be sentenced out of at least eight defendants involved in these mail thefts, federal prosecutor Stephen Leon Guerrero said during the sentencing.

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The A.B. Won Pat International Airport’s departure unloading area on Guam is shown on Sept. 27.  Photo by David Castro/The Guam Daily Post

The first defendant was Brandon Ward O’Mallan, who was sentenced to one year of probation in July.

O’Mallan was a ramp agent for Micronesia Air Cargo and was responsible for loading cargo onto the flights that transport mail from Guam to the CNMI.

Perez is O’Mallan’s former co-worker.

According to a plea agreement, Perez admitted to stealing a MacBook, two Apple cellphones, vape juice, shirts, four G-Shock watches, a laptop and an Xbox One. Perez said he would place the items he stole into a bag located at his worksite and take them to his vehicle.

The laptop was a test, a federal agent said during Perez’s sentencing. It was used to test whether mail transported between Guam and the CNMI was being tampered with or stolen.

Perez told authorities he gave most of the items to a friend to sell and he made approximately $1,500. He surrendered the Xbox One gaming system.

The total value of all the stolen items was in excess of $3,000, court documents state.

Duenas had worked for Aviation Service International Group as a cargo agent. His plea agreement stated that he admitted to stealing a laptop, speakers and a PlayStation 4. He had also stolen vape juice, Hydro Flasks and Air Jordan shoes, according to the prosecution.

Both Perez and Duenas are expected to pay restitution. The prosecution asked for 90 days to finalize the amount. Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood said the court may consider reducing the defendants’ probation period once the restitution is paid.