New York Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Stealing Money Orders

USPS-IG-logoALBANY, NEW YORK – Naisha Wiley, age 34, of Schenectady, New York, pled guilty today to stealing $10,000 worth of money orders from her employer, the United States Postal Service (USPS).

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian; Eileen Neff, Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Area for the USPS, Office of the Inspector General; and Inspector in Charge Shelly A. Binkowski, United States Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division.

In pleading guilty, Wiley admitted that while working part-time as a retail clerk in Post Offices in Montgomery County in 2016 and 2017, she stole USPS money orders with a total value of $10,000. She also admitted to stealing gift cards out of the mail.

Wiley faces up to 10 years in prison, up to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release, and a maximum $250,000 fine when she is sentenced on October 10, 2017 by Senior United States Judge Thomas J. McAvoy. She may also be ordered to pay restitution to her victims. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the USPS, Office of the Inspector General, and the United States Postal Inspection Service, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

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  1. Back in ’86 when the money orders were not tracked the way they are now, one of the senior clerks took money orders off the bottom of the block and used to go to other post offices to cash them. He got away with it for a while, then one day I walked into work and one of the guys says “Steve” got busted. I thought for a couple of minuets he was yanking my chain. Nope. Steve had a wife and two kids at the time. Another rocked scientist. They took money out of his retirement funds to pay the P.O. back. They always get their money.

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