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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Postal Worker Charged with Stealing Money from Mail

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa. was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on a charge of theft of mail matter by a postal employee, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The indictment named Ashlee R. Lodolinski, 28, of Johnstown, Pa., as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on June 24, 2015, while an employee of the United States Postal Service, she unlawfully removed $147 from 53 pieces of mail, which were intended to be conveyed by the United States mail.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 5 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 Stephanie L. Haines, is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States 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 December 19, 2016