Updated: 6:54 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2010 | Posted: 4:44 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2010
Pittsburgh Postal Workers Accused Of Tampering With Mail
Two Pittsburgh-area postal workers are accused of tampering with mail.
Lisa Strickland, 33, of West Mifflin, was indicted by a federal grand jury. She is charged with destruction of mail and is accused of hiding and not delivering 1,200 pieces of mail. Strickland works out of the Oakland station.
In a similar but unrelated case, 38-year-old Rachel Schaar of Munhall is charged with theft of mail. Schaar, who works out of the Washington Processing Center, is accused of embezzling 24 first class letters.
Both Strickland and Schaar declined to comment to Channel 11.
Under federal sentencing guidelines, each woman could face a maximum of a five-year prison sentence if convicted.
The U.S. attorney's office told Channel 11 that both Strickland and Schaar are free on $10,000 bond and face arraignments June 2.