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Former Postal Relief Employee Sentenced for Embezzling Money Orders

October 4 , 2011

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Titusville, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to one year probation and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $1,339.94 on her conviction of misappropriation of postal funds, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill, Jr. imposed the sentence on Cortney Tarr, 28.

According to information presented to the court, Tarr embezzled numerous postal money orders while she was employed as a Postmaster Relief employee.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Tarr.

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