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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Former mailman pleads guilty to theft of mail

All WNY News     Wednesday, May 24, 2017    

STAFF REPORTS



ROCHESTER -- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Timothy Wadsworth, 26, of Rochester, pleaded guilty to theft of mail, before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that Wadsworth was employed by the Postal Service in 2014 as a mail carrier in Rochester. The defendant abused his position by stealing from the mails entrusted to him for delivery.  In total, Wadsworth stole approximately $2,477.18 worth of cash, gift cards and other items.  In addition, 745 pieces of rifled mail were recovered from his apartment.

The plea is the result of an investigation by Special Agents with the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, under the direction of Inspector-in-Charge Shelly Binkowski, Boston Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 17.

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