New Jersey postal worker indicted on theft charges

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced today that a former United States Postal Service employee was indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury for stealing money from the sales counter cash register that she was responsible for operating.

Karen Y. Miller, age 57, of 275 Green Street in Beverly City, was indicted on one count of Theft By Deception (Third Degree) and one count of Elements of Computer Theft (Third Degree). The indictment was returned yesterday (6/14/12).

The investigation revealed that on numerous occasions between November 2007 and April 2010, Miller, whose title was Sales Service Distribution Associate, manipulated the computerized cash register system at the Willingboro Post Office in an attempt to nullify transactions. She would then pocket the money that had been paid by customers for stamps and other services.

The amount of the theft was between $3,000 and $4,500. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court in Burlington County. Miller has since resigned from the Postal Service.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit.