BOSTON – The former Postmaster of the U.S. Postal Service Post Offices in Blackstone and Jefferson, Mass., was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester for stealing approximately $31,000 from the U.S. Postal Service.
Carlitos Molina, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy H. Hillman to two years of probation, the first six months of which is to be served in home confinement, and ordered to pay restitution of $30,874.
On April 27, 2017, Molina pleaded guilty to one count of misappropriating postal funds.
While he served as Postmaster, Molina stole 65 postal money orders and used them to obtain cash for personal use and to pay personal bills and debts, such as his home mortgage, water, cable, and electricity bills, back taxes, a collections agency to which he owed money, and for car repairs.
In total, Molina embezzled approximately $31,000. In addition, when confronted by supervisors, Molina lied and stated that he had used certain money orders to pay for repairs at the post office facility.
Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Eileen Neff, Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney William F. Abely of Weinreb’s Worcester Branch Office prosecuted the case.