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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Lewiston Woman Sentenced For Misappropriating Postal Funds

Judge Orders Former Employee to Pay Over $3,600 in Restitution

COEUR D’ALENE – Shawn M. Stone, 49, of Lewiston, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Coeur d’Alene to three years’ probation for misappropriation of postal funds, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered Stone to pay $3,658.96 in restitution to the U.S. Postal Service. She pleaded guilty to the indictment on August 20, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, on April 2, 2012, agents with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General went to the U.S. Post Office in Winchester, Idaho, to investigate the suspected theft of postal money orders. An examination of Stone’s cash drawer at the post office located 29 postal money order vouchers issued between February 26 and March 22, 2012, totaling $3,904.54. Stone acknowledged that she had converted the money orders associated with the vouchers for her personal use.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.