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Wheeling Woman Charged with Stealing Mail while Employed by U.S. Postal Service

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

PITTSBURGH - One resident of Wheeling, West Virginia, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal Postal laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Cheryl L. Edgell, age 37, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on April 14, 2021, Edgell engaged in theft of mail matter while employed by the United States Postal Service.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 5 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, a term of supervised release of not more than three years, or a combination thereof. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Brian W. Castello 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 18, 2021