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Former Post Office Manager Gets 4 Years Probation for Misusing Funds, Stealing from Mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH – A former U.S. Post Office employee was sentenced today in federal court to four years probation and restitution of $5,729.65 on her convictions of misappropriation of postal funds and theft of mail by a postal employee, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Court Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed sentence upon Jennifer M. Soltis.

According to information presented to the court, from Oct. 8, 2012 to Jan. 9, 2013, Soltis, while employed as the Acting Officer in Charge with the United States Postal Service at the Smock, Pa., post office, converted to her own use, postal money orders, stamps and cash having a total value of $5,729.65. On Dec. 9, 2012, Soltis also embezzeled a Wal-Mart gift card from an item of mail.

Assistant United States Attorney Mary McKeen Houghton 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 that led to the successful prosecution of Soltis.

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