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Criminal Charges Filed Against Postal Service Employee

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

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today, December 9, 2014, that a criminal Information has been filed in federal court in Johnstown charging a United States Postal Service employee with misappropriation of postal funds.

The one-count Information named Douglas J. Kubenko, 33, of Johnstown, Pa.

According to the Information filed with the court, from Sept. 28, 2012, to Nov. 7, 2013, Kubenko used a United States Postal Service credit card 21 times for purchases totaling $946.15 in gas for his private vehicle.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of one year in prison, a fine of $100,000 or both. 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 John J. Valkovci, Jr., is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

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

A criminal Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015