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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Carbon County Woman Charged With Theft Of Government Funds

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a former Postal contractor, Rachele Ostrowe, age 39, of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury for theft of Government funds. 

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that between November 2017 and April 2019, Ostrowe fraudulently claimed mileage payments for extra trips to deliver mail and parcels to which she knew she was not entitled.  The indictment alleges she stole over $1,000.

The case is being investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney Sean A. Camoni is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 10 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated March 9, 2022