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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Public Money

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

Rochester, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jennifer Passeck, 26, pleaded guilty to theft of public money before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant was a Relief Postmaster in the Sodus Point, NY post office between March 2013 and March 2015. During that time, Passeck stole stamp revenues, post office box rental payments, and issued money orders to herself, all totaling $19,504.

The plea 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. 

Sentencing is scheduled for November 3, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Wolford.

Updated September 14, 2016