PITTSBURGH – A resident of Butler, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of mail by postal employee, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The one-count indictment, returned on Sept. 9, named Kasy N. Bell, 27, as sole defendant. USPS records indicate that Bell is a Rural Carrier Associate, hired in January 2013.
According to the indictment, Bell, “being an employee of the United States Postal Service, did steal, abstract and remove from a greeting card on or about Feb. 4, 2014 articles or things contained therein, that is two $20 bills and one WalMart gift card”.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 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 offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
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.