U.S. Attorney Press Release
BIRMINGHAM, AL – April K. Cummings, 30, of Fosters, was charged in a one-count indictment for the theft of $16,452.33 from the U.S. Post Office in Fosters, Alabama.
“Theft of postal funds is a federal crime which receives zealous prosecution,” sated U.S. Attorney Alice H. Martin.
The indictment was filed today in U.S. District Court, and stated that Cummings stole money from the U.S. Post Office located in Fosters, Alabama, where she was employed as the postmaster relief from October 6, 2006, until April 21, 2007.
The penalty for misappropriation of postal funds is not more than 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
Members of the public are reminded that an indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.