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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 22, 2014

St. Thomas Woman Arrested And Charged With Embezzlement Of Postal Funds

St. Thomas, USVI - Rosemarie Peltier, age 43, was arrested today and charged with misappropriation of postal funds, embezzlement of government property, and false entries and reports of monies and securities. Peltier appeared in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez and was released from custody after posting a $10,000 unsecured bond.

According to the Indictment filed in the District Court, Peltier, a nine year veteran with the United States Postal Service, failed to remit in excess of $29,000 given to her by customers for the purchase of money orders from the U.S. Postal Service.

If convicted of the offenses charged in the indictment, Peltier faces a statutory maximum of not more than 10 years in prison for each offense.

The public is reminded that an indictment is merely a charging document and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The case was investigated by the Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ishmael Meyers, Jr.

Updated June 22, 2015