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US Postal Service Employee Charged with Stealing Money from the Mail

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Midland, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of mail by a postal employee, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Stephanie Atkins, age 31, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about May 14, 2019, Atkins was an employee of the United States Postal Service and stole money that was intended to be conveyed by mail.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 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 Nicole Vasquez Schmitt is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Postal Service-Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG) 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 29, 2019