ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Sheila Fullmer, 60, of Caledonia, NY, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson to engaging in theft during the course of performing her official government duties. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that Fullmer was employed as a mail clerk at the Rochester Processing and Distribution Center, assigned to manual mail sorting area. On October 20 and 21, 2015, law enforcement agents observed the defendant rifling through mail and stealing gift cards and other items from the mail. Fullmer was also seen using a gift card that had been reported missing by its sender. The defendant stole approximately $6,500 worth of gift cards and cash.
The plea is the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Monica Weyler, Eastern Area Field Office, Philadelphia, PA.
Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.