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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bristow Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement Of Mail By Postal Employee

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that RITA LOUISE FALL, age 37, of Bristow, Oklahoma, pled guilty to EMBEZZLEMENT OF MAIL BY POSTAL EMPLOYEE, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709, punishable by no more than 5 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that beginning on or about August 19, 2016, and continuing through on or about August 29, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, a United States Postal Service employee, did willfully, knowingly and intentionally embezzle a package entrusted to her and which came into her possession to be conveyed by mail, to wit: an envelope addressed to J.T., while performing her assigned duties as an employee of the United States Postal Service.

The charge arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. The defendant will remain in custody pending a sentencing hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington represented the United States.

Updated March 17, 2017