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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Postal Employee Stole $9,697.63 From Two Cayuga County Post Offices

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced that JOHANNA KUHLMANN pled guilty Friday, April 11, 2014, to the felony offense of Theft of Government Property, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641, before the Hon. David N. Hurd in the United States District Court in Syracuse, New York. Sentencing for KUHLMANN is scheduled for August 8, 2014. As a result of the conviction, KUHLMANN is facing a term of imprisonment of up to ten years, supervised release of up to three years, a fine of up to $250,000, and a special assessment of $100.

KUHLMANN admitted that she took books of stamp from the Weedsport Post Office and converted them to cash at the Port Byron Post Office. KUHLMANN also admitted that she received payments for post office box rental fees but did not enter them into the United States Postal Service deposits. In total, KULHMANN admitted that she stole and converted to her own use $9,697.63, of cash which belonged to the United States Postal Service, between October 1, 2008 and January 9, 2011.

KUHLMANN’s prosecution is the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General. The prosecution was handled in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara B. Thomson.

Updated January 29, 2015