Ashland Man Fined for Theft of Postal Funds
MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Rodney Hunt, 60, Ashland, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to a $500 fine for theft of postal funds. Hunt pleaded guilty to this charge on August 14, 2013.
On October 3, 2012, the U.S. Postal Service conducted an audit of the Mason, Wis., post office where Hunt was employed as the postmaster. During the course of that audit, investigators discovered that Hunt stole a $300 mail order on August 8, 2012, and that he could not account for $5,332.76 in missing mail orders and missing stamps.
Hunt repaid all the missing money prior to pleading guilty to theft. Following completion of the audit, Hunt’s employment with the U.S. Postal Service was terminated.
The charge against Hunt was the result of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul W. Connell.
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