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Former Hazleton Postal Employee Charged with Misappropriation of Postal Funds

October 10, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the filing of criminal charges against Diana Crisp, age 51, of Freeland, Pennsylvania.

     The Criminal Information alleges that between April 2010 and March 5, 2012, Crisp, being a Postal Service employee at the Hazleton Post Office, did wilfully and knowingly use, and convert to her own use, money and property coming into her hands and under her control in the execution of her office.

     If convicted, the charges carry a potential maximum sentence of one year of imprisonment and $100,000 in fines.

     The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. Prosecution has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus.

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A charged defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding
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