Pennsylvania Postal Worker Charged with Stealing Cash from Mail

PITTSBURGH – A Westmoreland County woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of mail by a postal employee, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Dorothy Petrick, 56, of New Kensington, PA.

According to the Indictment, on or about December 22, 2018, Petrick was an employee of the United States Postal Service and stole $60 in United States currency that was intended to be conveyed by mail.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 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 offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Bond of $5,000 unsecured has been requested.

Assistant United States Attorney Brian M. Czarnecki is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Postal Service-Office of Inspector General and the Lower Burrell Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.