Former NJ Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Stealing $69,850 From USPS

Press Release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey

Camden, N.J.  A Flanders, N.J., woman admitted today to embezzling $69,850 from the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Thea Sisler, 31, pleaded guilty today to an Information charging her with intentionally misappropriating funds from the U.S. Postal Service while working as a postal service employee. Sisler entered her guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From June 2009 through September 2010 Sisler was an employee at the Stockholm, N.J., post office. In the course of her work she was in control of money belonging to the U.S. Postal Service. During that same time period, Sisler embezzled $69,850 of those postal service funds.

The count to which Sisler pleaded guilty carries a statutory maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a fine of $250,000, or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense. Sentencing is currently scheduled for Jan. 20, 2012, before Judge Simandle.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the U.S. Postal Service – Office of Investigations, under the supervision of Special Agent in Charge Philip R. Bartlett with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacques S. Pierre of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Health Care and Government Fraud Unit.