Kansas postmaster sentenced to probation, restitution for embezzlement

Terri L. Morris of Holton KS, the former postmaster of Whiting KS, was sentenced last week to two years probation, and ordered to pay restitution of $5,338, after having been convicted of embezzlement.

During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that the crimes took place while Morris was postmaster in Whiting, a town of about 200 in Jackson County, Kan. In 2010, investigators with the U.S. Postal Service made an unannounced visit to the Whiting Post Office and conducted an audit that showed a shortage of more than $7,000. Morris took the money and filed fraudulent statements to the Postal Service to cover up the thefts.