6/6/17 WILLIAMSPORT – – A federal judge wants the U.S. Postal Service to do a better job of screening prospective employees.|
The judge voiced his opinion after sentencing Lisa Belawske, 52, of Canton, to four months in prison followed by two years’ probation.
She had pleaded guilty in February for misappropriating $12,322 while postmaster in relief in Sylvania, Bradford County, between October 2105 and June 2016.
The thefts occurred by cashing 66 postal money orders and taking cash.
Had the Postal Service done a better job of screening it would have discovered Belawske had five prior convictions for fraudulent activity in Bradford County and Colorado, he said.
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Canton Woman Charged With Misappropriation Of Postal Funds
WILLIAMSPORT – 2/6/17 – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Lisa Belawske, age 53, of Canton, Pennsylvania, was charged today in a criminal information with misappropriation of postal funds by a postal employee.
According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the information alleges that Belawske misappropriated over $12,000 between October 2015 and June 2016.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni is prosecuting the case.
Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.