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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Postal Employee Sentenced to Probation, Fined for Stealing Cash from Mail

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Summerhill, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to three years’ probation and ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1,000 on her conviction of theft of mail by a postal employee, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Kelly Gruss, 37, of Summerhill, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on September 22, 2014, Gruss stole $10, and on September 25, 2014, she stole $20 from greeting cards sent via U.S. mail.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr. prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Hickton commended the Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gruss.

Updated July 11, 2016