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Former Mailman Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Mail

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Timothy Wadsworth, 26, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to theft of mail, before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that Wadsworth was employed by the Postal Service in 2014 as a mail carrier in Rochester. The defendant abused his position by stealing from the mails entrusted to him for delivery. In total, Wadsworth stole approximately $2,477.18 worth of cash, gift cards and other items.  In addition, 745 pieces of rifled mail were recovered from his apartment.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Monica Weyler, Eastern Area Field Office, Philadelphia, PA.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 17, 2017 at 10:00 am before Judge Geraci.

Updated May 30, 2017