Postal Employee Charged With Theft Of Mail

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HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Robert Riley, age 41, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a United States Postal Service employee, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on mail theft charges.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that Riley stole approximately 28 items of mail, in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, between August 23 and December 15, 2021.

Those who believe that they may have been affected during this period may make a report on the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General website at https://www.uspsoig.gov/hotline.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaime M. Keating is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 5 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations.  All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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