A woman who stole cash paid for money orders while working at the U.S. Post Office in Maud, Texas, was sentenced to a year of probation by a federal judge in Texarkana this week.
Sherry Deangelo had worked for the USPS since 2009 and had been recently assigned to work as a clerk in the Maud office when she was confronted by postal investigators in December 2016, according to federal court records. Deangelo resigned her position after admitting to the theft during a meeting with investigators with the USPS Office of Inspector General on Dec. 13, 2016.
Deangelo admitted that she began taking cash from the post office after falling behind on her personal bills about three months earlier.
“I admitted that after selling the money orders I would convert the funds to my use and then wait to report the sales on a later date when I had the funds to claim them as being sold and not on the actual date they were sold to a customer,” court records state. “For example, on Nov. 22, 2016, I accepted $526.54 from an individual as payment for a money order in that same amount payable to U.S. Bank Dallas and completed the transaction by issuing the money order to the payee.”
Deangelo has made full resitution in her case but must pay a $25 special assessment to the government as ordered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas.