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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Postal Employee Charged with Stealing Contents of First Class Package

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

The one-count indictment named Curtis W. Keyser, 54, of Valencia, PA, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Keyser, being an employee of the United States Postal Service, removed and stole the contents of a first class package.

The law provides for a total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. 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 August 26, 2016