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Postal Employee Charged with Stealing $50 Bill and a Gift Card

January 15, 2014

PITTSBURGH – An employee of the United States Postal Service has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of mail by postal employee, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on Jan. 14, named Sara M. Dewall, 32, of North Versailles, Pa.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Sara M. Dewall, while employed by the U.S. Postal Service, embezzled an envelope containing a $50 United States Note and a grocery store gift card.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000.00 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar 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 is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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