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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 3, 2013

Postal Service Employee Charged With Theft

PHILADELPHIA - Venus Jenkins, 40, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a U.S. Postal Service employee, was charged today by Information with one count of theft of Government funds, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The information alleges that from on or about June 2, 2010 to on or about December 7, 2011, Venus Jenkins implemented a scheme to steal funds from the United States Postal Service by using her position as a Sales and Service Associate to transact over 200 fictitious and fraudulent refunds, resulting in total losses to the government of approximately $17,011.24.

If convicted the defendants each face a maximum possible sentence of ten years incarceration, a $250,000.00 fine, and three years supervised release.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Moshang III.

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