OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
JOHN F. WOOD
Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106
JANUARY 23, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORMER EVERTON POSTMASTER INDICTED
FOR MISAPPROPRIATING FUNDS
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Everton, Mo., postmaster was indicted by a federal grand jury today for misappropriating nearly $53,000 in postal funds.
Wayne A. Misner, 39, of Everton, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield with misappropriating postal funds from March 2006 to Sept. 21, 2006.
Misner, who was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for approximately 13 years, was assigned as the postmaster of the rural post office in Everton at the time of the alleged offense. Misner allegedly misappropriated and converted to his own use money order receipts, stamp stock, and postal revenues totaling $52,678.
Wood cautioned that the charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robyn L. McKee. It was investigated by the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service.
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