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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Postal Employee Charged With Stealing VA Medicine Parcels From Mail Distribution Center

PITTSBURGH - A mail handler 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 Lisa A. White, 46, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, defendant, while working as a Mail Handler at the Pittsburgh Network Distribution Center on Sept. 5, 2014, stole six Veteran’s Administration (VA) medicine parcels addressed to different Pittsburgh-area VA patients.

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 Leo M. Dillon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Service and Veteran’s Administration Offices 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