Valley Lee Mailman Caught Stealing $100 Gift Card from Birthday Card

February 9, 2018
Robert Lee Jupiter III, 35 of Lexington Park

Robert Lee Jupiter III, 35 of Lexington Park

Special Agent, Juli Bythrow, from the the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, was notified of a stolen gift card out of Valley Lee.

The card was used at several locations throughout Charles and St. Mary’s Counties on August 9 and 10th, 2016. A postal customer mailed a $100 gift card to her daughter-in-law, in Aldie, VA on August 9, 2016. The gift card was sent inside a birthday card and envelope, which were mailed out of the Valley Lee Post Office. The victim later learned the greeting card had not been received by the daughter-in-law, but the card was redeemed at several locations around the Southern Maryland area.

The OIG’s investigation revealed the gift card had been used at various locations, including the International House of Pancakes, in Lexington Park, MD and a 7-Eleven, in Waldorf, on August 9th and 10th, 2016. Agents obtained surveillance video of two individuals using the gift card at the above mentioned locations. The individuals were later identified by the Valley Lee Postmaster as Robert Jupiter, and Jupiter’s then girlfriend.

On Tuesdays, Jupiter worked as a substitute driver for Valley Lee Post Office. He picked up outgoing mail from the Post Office between 4:40 and 4:45 p.m., and drove that route on August 9, 2016. Special Agent, Juli Bythrow and  Ed Brathwaite, from the the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Postal Service, interviewed Jupiter on June 23, 2017. During the interview, Jupiter confirmed he is the individual pictured in the recovered video surveillance, but denied stealing the card out of the mail. He claimed he purchased the gift card from someone on the street, near the Waldorf Carrier Annex.

On February 7, 2018, a criminal summons was issued for Robert Lee Jupiter III, 35 of Lexington Park, for theft, less than $1,000.

Robert Lee Jupiter III, 35 of Lexington Park

Robert Lee Jupiter III, 35 of Lexington Park

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https://smnewsnet.com/archives/418800/lexington-park-man-arrested-violation-protective-order/

44 Responses to Valley Lee Mailman Caught Stealing $100 Gift Card from Birthday Card

  1. WTF on February 9, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Why is this POS touching my mail, lifetime criminal, 3 pages on case search, driving suspended and all around turd. Hire better people Valley Lee!

    • Ted Nugent on February 9, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      The democrats believe in giving people multiple chances.

    • Anonymous on February 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm

      YEAH — HE has 3 pages working ON 4. BUT ALWAYS seems to GET off. Hmmmmmmm. See anything WRONG with THAT picture

      • Billy Reynolds on February 10, 2018 at 6:59 am

        I thinks it pretty amazing that you have so much time on your hands to sit and look up someone’s criminal history! See anything WRONG with THAT picture!

        • werwe on February 12, 2018 at 8:28 am

          Billy, it only takes a few seconds. It’s not like it takes hours.

        • Ted Nugent on February 12, 2018 at 9:23 am

          You seem to have a lot of time on your hands by coming here and commenting. Hypocrite much?

        • .--. on February 12, 2018 at 9:44 am

          That is also Billy’s response when people find him in the sexual predator database…

      • Anonymous on February 12, 2018 at 9:31 am

        Stop… it’s we all know it’s cause he’s white…

        OH. WAIT…
        So you mean to tell me this non-white individual is working on a 4th page (25 citations a page, if I’m not mistaken) in the judiciary case search and he’s STILL out and about, working for a federal service (the post office) and WITH an arrest history… I must be missing something because according to every story that gets posted where the non-white individual ends up in jail, I read tons of comments crying about ‘if he was white’ or ‘the system is racist’ etc….
        I’ll also say… I don’t wanna hear another person say ‘I can’t get a good job because I have a criminal background’. Clearly it CAN be done, my lazy friends. Just don’t screw it up like the idiot in the article did.

        Figured I’d happily be the one to point out what a POS this guy is (regardless of color, cause really who TF cares, a thief is a thief, period) and yet he still roams the streets of St. Mary’s County. Lock his a$$ up.

  2. Anonymous on February 9, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Another example of why some people will never get ahead in life due to their own idiotic choices. I am with “WTF”, why put someone who has such a turbulent past in a position where they can steal identities, money, or property.

  3. Anonymous on February 9, 2018 at 11:37 am

    You don’t kno ppl situations so you can’t judge this man at all

    • Anonymous on February 9, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      Did you look at his criminal past? There is so much on there how can anyone not use that to define him? I will judge him all I want because even at my poorest I was never and will never be a thief.

      • Anonymous on February 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm

        Ppl have things going on in there personal life to do what’s needed in there situation to make it out here so yuh can’t judge a book by its cover of yuh don’t kno the story behind it ok.

        • Just Say It on February 12, 2018 at 6:57 am

          Yeah remember – If you are black, there is ALWAYS a good excuse for crime.

          It is always the fault of someone else or a “circumstance in your life” or a “bad choice”.

          IF YOU ARE BLACK you get 100’s of chances because if you are given a prison sentence, the system has to answer for yet another black prisoner with their statistics.

        • werwe on February 12, 2018 at 8:30 am

          You’re a special kind of stupid

        • Ted Nugent on February 12, 2018 at 9:25 am

          I for one am judging. This turd, based on his lengthy criminal record, will never get it. Here’s an idea, post your address and tell him he is free to steal from you because you know what he’s going through. It’s always a good idea until you are the victim, then it’s different. Stop enabling people.

        • MAV on February 12, 2018 at 10:54 am

          You are correct, we don’t know what this person has going on in his personal life….but stealing a $100 gift card and going to get pancakes and then hitting 7-11 for whatever doesn’t not add up to “doing what is needed to make it.” He is a thieving abusive self-entitled POS that needs a reality check but unfortunately he won’t be getting it in this county.

    • Nick on February 9, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      He took something that didn’t belong to him.
      He did not purchase the gift card, his name was not on the birthday card, but he used it anyway!
      He tampered with US Mail which is a FELONY if I am not mistaken.

      Yeah, You can bet your ass I can judge him.

      • Anonymous on February 9, 2018 at 4:52 pm

        Apparently HE is ONLY being charged with A MISDEMEANOR. WOW.

        • Judge Away on February 12, 2018 at 10:14 am

          At this time they can only prove that he used a stolen gift card, they can’t prove he is the one who stole it.

      • Bebop on February 9, 2018 at 5:53 pm

        Needs to be shot while trying to escspe.

    • Anonymous on February 9, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      Damn straight we can judge this pos. He needs his a## beat, fired from the postal service, and sent to jail.

    • Brotato chip on February 9, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      Sorry bro, but there is no “situation” that justifies this kind of criminal behavior…

    • Anonymous2 on February 12, 2018 at 5:21 am

      Then maybe you should have helped him out.

  4. Patriot4Life on February 9, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Can’t. He’s one of Stenys loyal constituents, gotta hire him. Now he will probably get a raise, as he has indicated he needs more money. Support your local criminals, keep voting Democrat.

  5. jag on February 9, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    is not the first time the 50% of postal workers are out for stealing noticing the govt will reimburse the victims and there will be no investigation

  6. Dontcare on February 9, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Best to ask the owner of the mail route contract. They are supposed to get their subs security clearance and fingerprinting prior to allowing them in any postal vehicle or facility. The contract owners for this area are notoriously rotten at their jobs and are generally crappy people. Multiple complaints have never been followed-up on or rectified since they come right to post office they stem from.

    • Bob on February 9, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      Y’all passing judgement off a fool behind a keyboard.. but when the truth comes out nothing will be said. Clearly it’s not true facts in it if you can read but have negative comments… The person behind the keyboard obviously posting things that’s not even on his record…

      • Ted Nugent on February 12, 2018 at 9:26 am

        Tell us the truth and the whole story then. You are so quick to defend this turd. Let’s hear it, I’ll wait…..

  7. Bett on February 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Give the guy a break. He’s been trying to turn his life around. MY GOD!! one small slip up and suddenly he’s as guity as Donald Trump.

    • Just Say It on February 12, 2018 at 7:02 am

      Small slip? The duties of this job are to faithfully deliver mail.

      So you say stealing a girls gift card from her step-dad is just a little slip up?

      Next time someone robs $100 from you or your children, you remember that it is just a little slip.

  8. Anonymous on February 10, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Karma!

  9. Anonymous on February 10, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Whats so crazy is that he is still delivering mail in Valley Lee MD he was just delivering yesterday!

  10. Anonymous on February 10, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Democrat????? Why even go there!

  11. Trump4Life on February 10, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    You dummies YOUR GOVERNOR IS A REPUBLICAN YOUR SUPREME LEADER DON TRUMP IS A REPUBLICAN YOUR SHERIFF US A REPUBLICAN. WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR. “You” people are never satisfied. Pointing your fingers and then you get caught subscribing to kiddie porn.

    • Ted Nugent on February 12, 2018 at 9:28 am

      Someone sounds like they got their feelings hurt. Sorry bro, the people have spoken. Choo Choo!

  12. Anonymous on February 11, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Federal offense hope the idiot gets 20 yrs

  13. Anonymous on February 12, 2018 at 9:47 am

    You would think it’s a Federal Offence. BUT HE HAS ONLY BEEN CHARGED WITH A MISDEMEANOR on case search website….Go figure

  14. 55885595505505505505 on February 12, 2018 at 9:47 am

    So his defense is:

    “I’m not stupid enough to steal from the mail, because I’m even dumber than that, and I bought a gift card from someone, and just assumed there really was money on it, and I got super lucky and there really was money on the card”

  15. Chris on February 12, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Maybe he is the one that got our 400 gift card we tried sending from a locked box off Swift Fox Drive in California last Christmas.

  16. Anonymous on February 12, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Not a damn thing to do with all of this political garbage that you guys promote, repeat and spew 24/7. It is the fault of the post office for hiring him and allowing someone who supposedly has a mile long criminal record continue to work for them even after he was caught red-handed. Makes me not even want to order anything expensive anymore because UPS and FedEx always hand it over to USPS before I receive it.

    • No Responsibility on February 13, 2018 at 8:18 am

      So it is NOT the fault of the criminal himself…..

      But according to “you”, it is the fault of the employer for giving him the chance to work?

      Yeah – you are a democrat.

      • Anonymous on February 13, 2018 at 11:42 am

        Learn to read stupid. I don’t believe in your political or religious crap and you can’t force it on me. Common sense should tell you that someone with a criminal record like his has no business working at a job that’s as serious as the postal service. Realistically speaking, I can’t expect a religious or political extremist to have any common sense, so that’s the kind of dumb a** reply that I’d expect.

        • Bryan Scherkampf on February 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm

          Realistically speaking, though, you can’t realistically speak with these people the way you’re attempting. Something about idiots and being dragged down and beaten with experience. Problem is, they actually think they’re doing a public service with the political by-lines. Beatnuts – You’re a Clown.mp3. Google it, and then imagine that beat in the background every time you see one of these posts. Makes things a little better.

          • Bryan's Old Boyfriend on February 15, 2018 at 8:08 am

            Hey why don’t you two fellas get a room?

            Sounds like you are cooing up to each other like true butt-buddies.

            Better stick with “anonymous” on the hotel registry… that other last name sucks.