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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 3, 2017

Former Albuquerque Post Office Employee Sentenced for Conviction on Theft of Government Funds Charge

ALBUQUERQUE – Janie M. Byrd, 53, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to a misdemeanor theft of government funds charge. After entering her guilty plea, Byrd was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay $949.13 in restitution and a $200 fine.

 

Byrd was charged in a misdemeanor information filed on Sept. 28, 2016, with theft of government funds in an amount less than $1,000. According to the information, Byrd committed the crime between May 2016 and July 2016, in Bernalillo County, N.M.

 

During today’s proceedings, Byrd entered a guilty plea to the information. In entering the guilty plea, Byrd admitted that between May 10, 2016 and July 28, 2016, she stole money from the United States by keeping for herself money belonging to the U.S. Postal Service for sales of Postal Service stamps. Byrd admitted that she sold the books of stamps but did not record the payments or submit the payment to the U.S. Postal Service.

 

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Han.

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Updated February 3, 2017