New York Postmaster Sentenced To Prison For Embezzling $100,000

BUFFALO, N.Y.–Julie R. Cashmore, 46, of Lakewood, New York, who was convicted of theft of governmental property on August 13, 2008, was sentenced to 15
months in prison followed by 2 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny, U.S. Attorney Terrance P. Flynn of the Western District of New York announced today.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that from October 2006 through January, 2008, the defendant had been convicted of theft of governmental property while employed as Postmaster of the Greenhurst, New York Post Office. The defendant stole U.S. Postal Service money orders and the proceeds from the sale of postage stamps totaling $100,117.10. The Court also ordered the defendant to make restitution.

The conviction was the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the United States Postal Service-Office of Inspector General, under the direction of Joseph Finn, Special Agent In Charge.