Three US postal workers in Pennsylvania charged with theft

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WTAJ) — Three Pittsburgh-area U.S. Postal Service employees face charges of mail and gift card theft, according to the Justice Department.

In separate releases from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Adam Galagher, 38, of Rochester, and Christina Ankney, 39, of Braddock, are both charged with stealing mail at work. Additionally, India Schatzman, 47, of McKees Rocks, is accused of stealing a gift card in the mail.

The three postal workers were indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, according to Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti.

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In the indictments, Gallagher is charged with stealing mail on October 19, 2022, while Ankney is charged with stealing mail on May 19, 2022. Schatzman is charged with stealing a gift card by mail on December 30, 2022.

If convicted, they each face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. A supervised release sentence could also be issued for up to three years.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci will prosecute the Gallagher case while Assistant United States Attorney William B. Guappone will prosecute the cases of Ankney and Schatzman.

The United States Postal Inspection Service conducted investigations into these alleged thefts which led to the three indictments.


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