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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Auburn Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft from Interstate Shipments

Contact: Benjamin M. Block
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jennifer Leighton, 37, of Auburn, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to theft from interstate shipments of goods.

Court records reveal that between July and September 2015, Leighton was employed by United Parcel Service (UPS) as a customer care representative in the Auburn, Maine, sorting facility.  During this period, Leighton stole at least six packages containing prescription narcotic medications that had been shipped via UPS from the Veterans Administration medical facility in Togus, Maine to outpatient veteran clients.

Leighton faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.  She will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. 

This case was investigated by the Criminal Investigations Division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General.

Updated June 15, 2016