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Butler County Woman Charged with Issuing Money Orders to Herself

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Cabot, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of fraudulently issuing money orders, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Connie Hedrick, age 68, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, from on or about June 25, 2019, to on or about March 31, 2020, Hedrick was caught fraudulently issuing money orders to herself.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 5 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000.00, a term of supervised release of not more than 3 years, or a combination thereof. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Brian W. Castello is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 31, 2021