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Press Release

Former Postal Employee Sentenced For

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

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Morgan Bush, 33, formerly of Cuba, N.Y., pleaded guilty to theft of mail matter by a postal employee and was sentenced to three years’ probation by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney MaryEllen Kresse, who handled the case, stated that between January 1, 2014 and April 30, 2014, while working as a City Carrier Assistant assigned to the Cuba, New York Post Office, the defendant took and opened between 100 and 200 greeting cards which had been entrusted to him and which had come into his possession as part of his duties as a carrier.  If the cards contained cash, the defendant took the cash and disposed of the cards, envelopes and any other content at various locations along his route.  If the cards did not contain cash, the defendant resealed the envelopes with tape and returned the mail to the regular delivery stream.  As part of his sentence, the defendant was ordered to pay a $400 fine, which represented the amount of money he admitted taking from the greeting cards.
The prosecution is the culmination of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Eastern Area Field Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Monica Weyler.

Updated February 4, 2016