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

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Postal Employee Charged With Stealing From Greeting Cards

PITTSBURGH - A Shaler Township woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of theft of mail by postal employee, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The two-count indictment named Tse Guin Vogtsberger, 55, as sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Vogtsberger, being an employee of the United States Postal Service, did steal, abstract and remove from a greeting card on two separate occasions an article or thing contained therein, that is cash and/or two gift cards.

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 offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The United States Postal Inspection Service 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