It appears justice is about to be served for many Siouxlanders who sent gifts to loved ones through the U.S. mail only to find out that the money or gift card never arrived. 9 Investigates first uncovered this crime in October of last year, and now a local postal worker is ready to take responsibility for ripping off customers.
When Sioux city postal employee Kirk Baird was arrested by postal inspectors last month, he maintained his innocence and pleaded “not guilty” to charges of mail theft. But 9 Investigates has learned he’s changing his plea.
In a memo from the U.S. Justice Department, it outlines the Sergeant Bluff man’s plan to waive his right to a trial and plead guilty in the case. But the document obtained by 9 Investigates does not outline the terms of the apparent plea deal, which a judge is expected to accept later this week.
Under the original indictment in this case, Baird would face a maximum sentence of five years in prison without possibility of parole, but under the terms of his deal with prosecutors, he may get less.