Criminal charges were filed against three employees of the U.S. Postal Service for their alleged actions in unrelated cases, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
A criminal information was filed against Lynda Mackey, age 24, of Fremont, Ohio. The charge relates to embezzlement of postal funds by a postal employee between on or about November, 2010 and April, 2011.
Eric R. Ramsey, age 27, of Toledo, Ohio was charged with theft of mail by a postal employee on or about January 18, 2011.
Marsha Ann Deitemyer, age 54, of Elmore, Ohio, was charged with obstruction of U.S. mail between on or about August 31, 2010 and April 29, 2011.
If convicted, defendants’ sentences will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to each case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
The investigating agency in these cases is the Office of Inspector General, United States Postal Service. The cases are being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Secor.
An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The burden of proof is always on the government to prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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