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Postal Service Employee Arrested, Charged With Stealing From Mails

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.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Sheila Fullmer, 60, of Caledonia, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with theft of mail. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, Fullmer was employed as a mail clerk at the Rochester Processing and Distribution Center, assigned to the manual mail sorting area. On October 20 and 21, law enforcement agents observed the defendant stealing gift cards and other items. Fullmer was also seen using a gift card that had been reported missing by its sender.

Fullmer made an initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson and was released pending further proceedings on December 7, 2015, at 9:00 am.

The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by Special Agents 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.

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 October 29, 2015