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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Former U.S. Postal Employee Sentenced to Probation for Federal Theft Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Gary J. Devine, 51, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to two years of probation for his conviction on a theft of government funds charge.

Devine was charged in a misdemeanor information filed in Oct. 2015, with theft of government funds.  The charge arose from Devine allegedly keeping money belonging to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for sales of USPS stamps.  At the time, Devine committed the crime, he was employed as Sales and Service Associate at a U.S. Post Office in Albuquerque.

Devine pled guilty on March 8, 2016, to a misdemeanor information charging him with theft of public money and admitted that from May 28, 2015 through May 31, 2015, in Bernalillo County, N.M., he intentionally stole money from the United States by selling USPS stamps to customers and keeping the money for himself rather than turning it in to the Post Office.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Mysliwiec.

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Updated June 15, 2016