Burlington mail carrier to be sentenced for stealing money orders
CAMDEN - A Burlington County postal worker awaits sentencing after admitting that he stole, printed and scalped more than 100 U.S. Postal Service money orders.
Marc Saunders, 39, of Sicklerville, pleaded guilty to a charge of transmitting and presenting unlawfully issued USPS money orders, with intent to defraud the United States, according to the office of Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.
At sentencing, scheduled for March 20, 2018, Saunders faces a maximum of five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Saunders was a letter carrier, stationed in the New Lisbon post office. He told a U.S. District judge that he stole more than 100 blank money orders, and the imprinting device, from the branch.
After printing the money orders, Saunders distributed them to middlemen, who recruited others to cash them, paying each a fee and keeping the rest, investigators said.
The probe was led by USPS special agents under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Kenneth M. Cleevley. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alyson M. Oswald represented the government. Saunders retained Marlton attorney Teri S. Lodge.
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