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Defiance man charged with stealing from U.S. Postal service

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A Defiance man was indicted for allegedly stealing $22,000 in 2015 in his capacity as a postal employee, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio

Douglas A. Bush, 20, was charged with one count of misappropriation of U.S. postal funds.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentences will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, and the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Tracey Ballard Tangeman.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated January 8, 2016