Postal Employee Charged with Stealing Cash from a Greeting Card

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Washington County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of mail by a postal employee, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on February 28, named LoreLei Lantz, 51, of Elrama, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, LoreLei Lantz was an employee of the United States Postal Service at the time she stole $60.00 in U.S. currency from a greeting card that was to be conveyed by mail.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 5 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 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 Charles A. Eberle is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Service – Office of 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.