BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Alabama postal clerk for stealing funds through post office-issued money orders.
U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, in a news release, said Thursday’s indictment charges 33-year-old Miteshia Pritchett, of Bessemer, with two counts of misappropriating postal funds and six counts of issuing money orders without receiving full payment for their value.
According to Town’s office, Pritchett on two occasions last year converted to her own use $2,600 given to her as an employee for money order purchases. On other dates, she issued three money orders to herself, one to Alabama Child Support and one to a company, without receiving full payment for them. Those six money orders totaled $2,797.
If convicted, she faces up to 15 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.