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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Former Postmaster Charged With Embezzlement

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that it has filed a criminal charge of misappropriation of postal funds against a Clinton County woman in federal court in Williamsport.

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, a criminal Information was filed charging Macey Geyer, age 41, of Castanea, with allegedly taking over $9,000 in postal funds from the Castanea Post Office. Geyer, who began her employment with the United States Post Service on June 23, 2007, served as Officer-in-Charge at the Castanea Post Office.

     At the same time the criminal Information was filed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed a plea agreement which is subject to the approval of the court.

     The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Eric Pfisterer.

     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 guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     In this case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is 10 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.

Updated April 9, 2015