In 2013, Frank J. Rysz, Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association Letter Carriers, Branch 1124 in Mount Pleasant, PA, was found guilty of of embezzling over twelve thousand dollars from his union. Rysz somehow managed to retain his job with the USPS, and today he was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of mail theft:
According to the information presented to the court, Rysz, an employee of the United States Postal Service, engaged in the theft of three first class letters and their valuable contents from the U.S. mails. Rysz also took one advertisement from the U.S. mails.
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.