Pennsylvania window clerk stole $55K in money orders and cash

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PITTSBURGH – A Westmoreland County woman pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of misappropriation of postal funds, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Jessica L. Croyle, 32, of Greensburg, Pa., pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Court Judge Maurice B. Cohill, Jr.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from Nov. 1, 2012, to July 19, 2013, Croyle, while employed with the United States Postal Service at the Latrobe, Pennsylvania post office, wrongfully converted to her own use, postal money orders and cash having a total value of $55,362.90.

Judge Cohill scheduled sentencing for Sept. 22, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 10 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.

Pending sentence, the court released Croyle on a $25,000 unsecured bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Mary McKeen Houghton is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Croyle.