Postal Employee Charged With Stealing Money From Mail
PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of mail by a postal employee, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The one‑count indictment named David Johnson, 37, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, Johnson, a postal employee, stole $40 from a Priority parcel.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Bruce J. Teitelbaum is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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