Missouri Postmaster Gets Prison In $3.8 Million Bulk Mailings Fraud Scheme

The is a press release  from the United Stes Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – ( August 26, 2011) The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Teresa Tremusini, Festus  Postmaster, was sentenced to 24 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release.  In June she was convicted of two felony counts of receipt of illegal gratuities.  The owner of SG Print & Mail, an SG Print & Mail employee and one Postal employee previously entered guilty pleas in the $3.8 million scheme.

According to court documents and testimony presented at trial,  Robert Scott Gray defrauded the U.S. Postal Service by falsely claiming stamps were used on bulk mailings and by concealing documentation of  mailings  from the Postal Service to avoid payment.

Teresa Tremusini became Postmaster of the Festus, Missouri, Post Office in December 2005. Robert Scott Gray was President and Owner of SG Print & Mail, Inc.  Michael A. Jones was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service.  Donna Beckman was an employee of SG Print & Mail from January 2005 to September 2007.  Her duties included the preparation of the U.S. Postal Service paperwork that accompanied bulk mailings by SG Print & Mail.

SG Print & Mail provided direct mail services to clients.  A client would contract with SG Print & Mail to perform a direct mailing, for example, of 30,000 mail pieces.  Typically SG Print & Mail contracted with a printer to print the mail pieces.  SG Print & Mail would then prepare the direct mailing by placing addresses on each mail piece and sorting the mail pieces by address/zip code for bulk mailing. 

Between January 2005 and December 2006, Robert Scott Gray directed Donna Beckman to lie about the number of pre-canceled stamps that they used and to falsify the Postal forms describing how many they had used.  Additionally, Gray paid Teresa Tremusini $20,000, payable in two cashier’s checks in August 2006, and in January 2007 paid Michael Jones $10,000 cash.  These payments were in return for the approval of bulk mail postal forms.

The loss to the U.S. Postal Service for these schemes was a total of approximately $3.8 million.

TERESA TREMUSINI, St. Louis, Missouri, was convicted of on two felony counts of receipt of illegal gratuities on Friday, June 3, 2011.  She appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel
Robert Scott Gray, Fenton, MO, pled guilty in April to five felony counts of mail fraud, four felony counts of making false statements and three felony counts of giving an illegal gratuity, and is scheduled for sentencing September 30th.

Michael A. Jones, Pacific, MO, pled guilty in March to one felony count of receipt of illegal gratuity, and was sentenced in June to two years of probation.

Donna Beckman pled guilty earlier this year to two felony counts of mail fraud and was sentenced to three years probation, 80 hours of community service, along with $2.8 million restitution.

 This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.   Assistant United States Attorney Carrie Costantin is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

11 thoughts on “Missouri Postmaster Gets Prison In $3.8 Million Bulk Mailings Fraud Scheme

  1. I’m not sticking up for mgmt. Dickmo!! I’m glad the prick got jail. But, that poor innocent clerk that actually did the deed got nada. I can see it now, oh no Mr. prosecuter I was just working the window watching the paint dry and my boss told me to falsefy paperwork, and then he made me collect that 10 grand!! Fafosh*t try doing a real job and carry a liittle mail. You would fold like a cheap suit. Pussy!!!!!


  3. Comment was “… next to go to prison” – meaning they will follow that PM to go to prison. Surely the person can read, like you can, the article ‘on top’. That woman thief will get hired by another company when she gets out. Postal management is likely doing something crooked, like politicians.

  4. Ummm if you look on top…. she got 24 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release… Read before you make comments… Certainly not enough; however she did go to prison; contrary to the above comment.

  5. Get that postmaster & thief’s name in full.
    Got promoted to PM with rights to steal.
    You other management liars & thieves are next to go to prison!!

  6. Teresa at – 7321 Michigna Ave. St. Louis, MO 63111
    age 40, thief, liar, etc… curious to nationality – anyone know??
    Is the postal service stupid enough to let this thief keep all her benefits during the years while she was stealing??

  7. There was a turban head wrapped India supervisor thief in motor vehicles in Bay Valley District. He had illegals from India driving the contract trucks, and then he double, triple billed the USPS. Finally caught him. Don’t know what was wrong with the controller, or who ever that was paying out that stolen money in the first place. So many crooked, scammer management in the postal service. Think he is allowed to keep his turban in prison?? LOL!!!!!

  8. If the postal inspectors would expand their operation to include revenue lost due to improper 8125s at all bulk mail receiving offices they would recoup yet more money for the service! The D.B.M.C. is a place where mail is received and the paper work not checked! The chance of fraudulent activity is great.

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