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Postal Service Employees Indicted for Stealing Postal Money Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 27 , 2013

Postal Service Employees Indicted for Stealing Postal Money Orders

BIRMINGHAM -- A federal grand jury today indicted two U.S. Postal Service employees in different post offices for each stealing more than $27,000 in money orders or other postal funds, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Special Agent in Charge Maximo Eamiguel.

In separate indictments filed in U.S. District Court, GERMAINE FOSTER, 36, of Birmingham, and SHARON HARRISON, 56, of Maplesville, are charged with theft of U.S. Postal money orders and theft of government property.

Foster worked in the Maylene post office and Harrison worked at the Shelby post office. Foster is charged with stealing about $27,650 in money orders and other postal funds. Harrison is charged with stealing about $27,291 in money orders.

Theft of Postal Service money orders carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Theft of government property carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Postal Service, OIG, investigated the cases, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank M. Salter is prosecuting.

The public is reminded that an indictment is only a charge. A defendant is presumed innocent and it will be the government's responsibility to prove guilt, beyond a reasonable doubt, at trial.


 

 

 

 

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