New Jersey Man Sentenced To 16 Months’ Imprisonment For Passing Over $2,600 In Counterfeit Currency At Stores In Lackawanna, Lycoming, And Columbia Counties
HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Vashaurid Gibbs, age 24, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was indicted on October 16, 2019, by a federal grand jury for theft of mail by a postal employee.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment alleges Gibbs removed money from letters, postal cards, packages, and mail that had come into his possession as a postal employee on July 8, 2019.
The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian T. Haugsby is prosecuting the case.
Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.
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.
The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is a term of five years imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.
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