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Press Release

Logan County Woman Pleads Guilty to U.S. Post Office Embezzlement

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Logan County woman pleaded guilty today to misappropriation of postal funds.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Brittany Ellis, 31, of Blair, was a former employee of the United States Postal Service who worked at the Blair Post Office in Logan County. Ellis admitted to taking approximately $4,486.45 in proceeds from the sale of money orders between October 11, 2018, and December 7, 2018, which came into her possession in the execution of her employment with the United States Postal Service.

Ellis is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11, 2022, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the work of the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General for their assistance in the investigation.

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Blackwell is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:20-cr-148.




Updated April 13, 2022