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Pittsburgh Woman Charged with Theft of Government Money

Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

PITTSBURGH, PA- One resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a theft charge, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Alexis Riley, 25, as the sole defendant.

According to Indictment, from October 2019 through September 2020, Riley did knowingly and willfully embezzle, steal, purloin and convert to her own use, money of the United States belonging to the United States Postal Service, in excess of $1,000.

The law provides for a total sentence of not more than 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of not more than $250,000,00, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Nicole Vasquez Schmitt is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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USAO - Pennsylvania, Western;
United States Postal Service OIG