Former USPS Employee Gets Probation For Stealing Items From The Mail

Acting U.S. Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced Friday a former United States Postal Service employee was sentenced to a period of probation of two years for theft of mail matter.


Fifty-six-year-old Michelle Spinner of Big Island, Virginia was employed as a mail-processing clerk at the USPS Roanoke processing and distribution center. The USPS Office of the Inspector General received complaints of about mail being “rifled,” which prompted an investigation at the Roanoke center in January 2015, according to court documents.

The center’s surveillance camera captured Spinner spending extra time with her hands in a container, while working on a flat sorter. She could also be seen opening and removing cash from envelops, then placing it in her pocket.

Spinner stole $2,603 from mail at the center.

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