South Carolina Postal Clerk Charged With Stealing $46,000 From Stamp Machines

Columbia, South Carolina —- Acting United States Attorney Kevin F. McDonald stated today that Harry H. Higgins, age 52, of Greenville, South Carolina, was charged in a federal Indictment with misappropriation of postal funds, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1711.

Higgins worked as a technician for the Spartanburg West Post Office, and was responsible for servicing postal vending machines in the region. Investigators allege that Higgins stole approximately $46,000 from the machines over a one-year period.

The maximum penalty Higgins faces is a fine of $250,000.00 and imprisonment for ten years.

Mr. McDonald stated that the case was investigated by agents of the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, and that he has assigned the case to Assistant United States Attorney David C. Stephens of the Greenville office for prosecution.

The Acting United States Attorney stated that all charges in this Indictment are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.