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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Postal Employee Indicted On Charged Of Embezzlementand Theft

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

Rochester, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury in Rochester, NY has returned a two-count indictment charging Jennifer Passeck of embezzling and converting to her own use proceeds and property of the United States Postal Service. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley E. Tyler stated that, according to the indictment, the defendant she was a Relief Postmaster in the Sodus Point, NY post office between March 2013 and March 2015. During that time, Passeck is accused of stealing stamps, money orders and post office box rental payments totaling $19,504.

The indictment is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Inspectors of the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, under the direction of Monica Weyler, Eastern Area Field Office, Philadelphia, PA. 

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated May 5, 2016