SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) – Federal prosecutors say they have arrested a postmaster for stealing more than $23,000 from a rural post office in Northern California.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Sacramento said 38-year-old Kristina Michelle Morris was arrested Thursday for felony embezzlement, theft of cash and theft of money orders. She was released on $10,000 bail and has not entered a plea.
Morris is suspected of stealing from the post office in Bieber, a Lassen County town about 100 miles east of Redding. Prosecutors say the thefts occurred between October 2010 and May.
She faces a maximum prison sentence of 25 years and a $750,000 fine. Her public defender, Dennis Waks of Sacramento, says it’s too early in the legal proceedings to make a statement.