Former Rapid City postal employee sentenced for embezzlement, theft

6/2/17 – A former Rapid City postal worker convicted of mail embezzlement and theft has been sentenced to jail time already served and three years of supervised released.

Daniel Newman, 24, of Rapid City, was found guilty of seven counts of mail embezzlement and theft at a bench trial in January. Federal authorities said he embezzled and stole mail that contained valuables, such as cash and gift cards, between January and March 2015, while employed by the U.S. Postal Service. Read more – Original Dept. of Justice charges are below:

Rapid City Man Found Guilty of Seven Counts of Mail Embezzlement and Theft

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Daniel Newman, age 24, of Rapid City, South Dakota, was found guilty of 7 counts of Mail Embezzlement and Theft as a result of a federal trial in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The charges carry a maximum penalty of 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each count.

The conviction stems from Newman, while employed by the United States Postal Service, embezzling and stealing mail that contained U.S. currency, gift cards, and other items of value, between January 21, 2015, and March 5, 2015, in Rapid City.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

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