Former Employee Indicted For Stealing More Than $10,000 From Postal Service
MINNEAPOLIS—A federal indictment unsealed late yesterday charges a former employee of the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) with embezzling approximately $10,365.57 from the Brooklyn Park Post Office. The indictment, which was filed on March 12, 2013, charges Kathleen M. Warner, age 52, of Otsego, with one count of misappropriation of postal funds. The indictment was unsealed following Warner’s initial appearance in federal court.
The indictment alleges that from approximately February 2010 through August 2012, Warner embezzled funds from her cash drawer and removed stamps and other merchandise without paying for them.
If convicted, Warner faces a potential maximum penalty of ten years in prison. All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by the USPS-Office of Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Manda M. Sertich.
An indictment is a determination by a grand jury that there is probable cause to believe that offenses have been committed by a defendant. A defendant, of course, is presumed innocent until he or she pleads guilty or is proven guilty at trial.