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

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fayette County Postal Contractor Charged With Stealing $20 From Envelope

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of mail theft, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on May 5, named Scott E. Funk, 44, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on Sept. 9, 2014, defendant, while working as a contract driver responsible for transporting mail and equipment for several post offices in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, stole $20 from an envelope addressed to a recipient in Ellsworth, Pa.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 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 Lee J. Karl is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Service Office of 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 July 14, 2015