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Former Jefferson County postal employee charged with stealing mail

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Nelson Clark, Jr., of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted today on an embezzlement charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Clark, age 33, is charged with one count of “Embezzlement of Mail by Postal Employee.” Clark, was a postal employee in Jefferson County. He is accused of taking multiple items from parcels in the mail being processed by his postal station in March 2019 in Jefferson County. 

Clark faces up to five years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Finucane is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 17, 2020