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Temporary carrier charged with stealing mail in Bellville

Dec. 6, 2012

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today
announced that a federal grand jury in Cleveland, Ohio, returned a 6-count indictment against
Miranda Green, age 21, of Butler, Ohio, for theft of mail by a Postal Service employee and for delay or destruction of mail.

Since August, 2011, Green was a temporary letter carrier for the Bellville Post Office located in Bellville, Ohio. The U.S. Postal Service investigated the thefts after receiving information of missing checks and gift cards from several residents in the Bellville area.

The indictment resulted from an investigation conducted by the U.S. Postal Service. The case was presented for indictment by Assistant United States Attorney Linda H. Barr.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of
factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s
role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not
exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a
fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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