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Former U.S. Postal Service Employee Sentenced For Misappropriation of Postal Funds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

BOISE – Virginia Burcham, 43, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced on December 7, 2015, to four years of probation and 200 hours of community service for misappropriating postal funds, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald E. Bush also ordered Burcham to pay full restitution to the United States Postal Service in the amount of $6,397.07.  Burcham pleaded guilty on September 29, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, Burcham was responsible for accepting, depositing, and recording various types of customer payments made at the Greenleaf Post Office.  She knowingly and intentionally misappropriated for her own use certain postal funds that came into her possession, care, and control as part of her employment.     Specifically, Burcham failed to report certain postage meter sales, bulk mail sales, P.O. Box rental payments, and stamp sales.  Burcham then took these unreported postal funds and used them for her personal purposes.         

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.


Updated February 4, 2016