According to court documents, in February 2016, the defendant began working as a retail clerk in the post office in Temple, Maine. She has pled guilty to charges of mail theft.

United States Arrorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Amanda K. Wentzell, 26, of August, Main, was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison and threes years of supervised release for stealing mail when she was a U.S. Postal Service employee.

Wentzell was ordered to pay $510 in restitution after pleading guilty on May 10, 2017.

According to the Department of Justice, District of Maine, in July 2016, a Temple resident complained that his son had not received a prepaid debit card sent to him by U.S. mail.

The investigation revealed that the defendant activated the debit card and used it to make two purchases totaling the $100 value of the debit card.

Wentzell had also been 'rifling' mail, and somewhere between April and August of 2016, she took and opened several pieces of mail that were being processed by the post office.

On August 9, 2016, the defendant resigned her USPS position.

The case was investigated by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the USPS, Office of Inspector General.




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