Topeka postal employee indicted for stealing prescriptions from US mail

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TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka postal employee was indicted Wednesday on a federal charge of stealing prescription medications from the mail, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Terry D. Ricley, 44, Burlingame, Kan., who worked sorting mail at the Topeka Post Office North Station, was charged with one count of theft by a postal employee. The indictment alleged he stole Hydrocodone and Tramadol being delivered by mail.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Postal Service – OIG investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.