A Merrillville man
has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison after being
convicted in a four-day trial in January for conspiring to rob the U.S.
Postal Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of
James Caffey, 29,
was sentenced to 90 months in prison and two years of supervised release and
ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,595.
documents in this case and evidence presented at trial, James Caffey
conspired with Tanisha Banks and Leeroy Beck to rob the Tolleston Station
Post Office in Gary, Ind., on Aug. 3, 2017,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office
said. “Tanisha Banks, a Postal Service employee with experience working at
the Tolleston Station, provided the logistics for the robbery while her
boyfriend, James Caffey, handled transportation to and from the robbery.
Together Banks and Caffey recruited the gunman, Leeroy Beck, who would
actually carry out the robbery. At trial evidence was presented establishing
that Caffey provided Beck with the handgun used during the robbery. After
holding two employees at gun point, Leeroy Beck stole money and mail from
the Postal Service. The cash was divided between the conspirators.”
Tanisha Banks is
scheduled for sentencing today. Leeroy Beck was sentenced on May 14, 2019,
to 96 months in prison.
This case was
investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service with assistance
from the Gary Police Department.