Idaho Postmaster Pleads Guilty to Money Order Theft

BOISE – Tana Stimpson, 51, of Paul, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday to misdemeanor theft of postal service property, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to the plea agreement, Stimpson admitted that on November 27, 2015, she sold a money order in the amount of $360 in her capacity as a U.S. Postal Service employee. Stimpson appropriated the proceeds from this sale, without authorization, for her personal use. From on or about September 29, 2015 through April 8, 2016, Stimpson delayed reporting the sale of approximately 18 money orders by the U.S. Postal Service.

The charge of theft of postal service property is punishable by up to one year in prison, a maximum fine of $100,000, and up to one year of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for January 9, 2017, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.