New York Postmaster Relief Admits To Embezzling Over $51,000 In Money Order Fraud

Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced that ANDREA LYNCH, age 30, of Clayton, N.Y., pled guilty today to the felony
offense of Misappropriation of Postal Funds, before the Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby in the United States District Court in Syracuse, New York. Sentencing for LYNCH is scheduled for November 9, 2012. As a result of the conviction, LYNCH is facing a term of imprisonment of up to ten years, followed by a term of supervised release of up to three years, a fine of up to $250,000, and a special assessment of $100.

LYNCH admitted that while working at the Theresa, Fishers Landing and LaFargeville Post Offices, she embezzled 231 money orders, totaling $51,161.51, without purchasing or processing any of the money orders through the St. Louis Federal Reserve, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1711. LYNCH admitted to using the money orders to support her heroin addiction.

The investigation of LYNCH began in August 2010, when Special Agents with the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, reviewed records from the TheresaPost Office as a result of numerous money orders being processed after the date they were cashed.

This prosecution was handled in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara B. Thomson.


source: U.S. Attorney’s Office,  Northern District of New York

4 thoughts on “New York Postmaster Relief Admits To Embezzling Over $51,000 In Money Order Fraud

  1. Too bad!, got caught, she is a thief?, then what are those Washington DC people
    who took Trillions from the taxpayers to pay criminals worse than her, big business, car factories and Bernie Maddoff’s of the world of corporate greed, too bad she got caught and gets punished, while the crooked President and Congress go Scott free!

  2. Just really sad people will sell their souls to drugs then loose all their self worth to support the habit. Maybe the 10 years will help her get off the herion.

  3. Demonstrated qualifications to move to area or district high level position.
    Upward mobility. Could manipulate numbers for outstanding PFP.

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