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Latrobe Post Office Worker Charged with Misappropriating $55K in Money Orders and Cash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Westmoreland County has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of misappropriation of postal funds, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Jessica L. Croyle, 32, of Greensburg, Pa., as the sole defendant.

According to indictment, from Nov. 1, 2012, to July 19, 2013, Croyle, while employed with the United States Postal Service at the Latrobe, Pa., post office, wrongfully converted to her own use, postal money orders and cash having a total value of $55,362.90.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 10 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 Mary McKeen Houghton 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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