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Former Postal Employee Charged With Theft Of Mail

A Jamestown woman previously employed by the U.S. Postal Service has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly stealing gift cards and money from the mail.

Anita Miller, 40, is facing six counts of theft of mail by a postal employee and two counts of delay of mail by a postal employee. The charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

On six occasions between February and March in 2022, Miller allegedly stole gift cards and cash from mailed envelopes. In addition, on two occasions in March 2022, Miller reportedly delayed delivery of mailed envelopes.

The indictment is the result of an investigation by U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, under the direction of Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent-in-Charge Northeast Field Office.

The charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This past December, a Fredonia man who worked as a postal employee in Dunkirk pleaded guilty to theft of mail.

Wiedenhofer, while employed as a carrier, stole mail between September 2020 and February 2021. The USPS began an investigation after receiving complaints of missing mail items and opened and rifled packages from customers, whose addresses were located on Wiedenhofer’s delivery route.

Wiedenhofer admitted to stealing various items, including cash, checks, trading cards, gift cards, and clothing items. Evidence of these items were recovered by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General from Wiedenhofer’s personal residence and vehicle.

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