A Clayton woman has pled guilty to the felony offense of Misappropriation of Postal Funds, stating she did so to support her heroin addiction.
While working as a postmaster at the Theresa, Fishers Landing and LaFargeville Post Offices, Andrea Lynch, 30, of Clayton embezzled 231 money orders, totaling $51,161.51, without purchasing or processing any of the money orders through the St. Louis Federal Reserve.
Lynch will be sentenced on November 9th and is facing a sentence of imprisonment for 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.
An investigation of Lynch began in August 2010, when Special Agents with the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, reviewed records from the Theresa Post 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.
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