Penobscot County Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Money Orders | USAO-ME

BANGOR, Maine: A Penobscot County woman pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to theft and conversion of money orders, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

According to court records, between approximately May 2016 and April 2018, Mellony Hafford, 37, stole multiple money order forms while working as an employee of the U.S. Postal Service. Hafford falsified several of the money order forms to conceal other fraudulent money orders she made out to herself, and to conceal her theft of cash that had been received in sales at the post office. 

Hafford faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. She also faces up to three years of supervised release. She will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General and the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) investigated this case. TIGTA’s involvement in the investigation was supervised by William Kalb, Special Agent in Charge, North East Field Division.

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