Postal Employee Charged with Taking $100 from Greeting Cards
PITTSBURGH - An Allegheny County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating a federal law pertaining to government employees, United States Attorney Scott w. Brady announced today.
The one-count indictment named Jasson E. Hart, Sr., age 35, of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, on or about June 29, 2015, Hart, while working as a U.S. Postal Service employee, removed $100 from greeting cards, which were addressed and intended for delivery by the U.S. Postal Service.
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. Bond of $5,000 unsecured has been requested.
Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull 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.