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Virgin Islands postal clerk found guilty of fraud

September 23, 2014

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A former postal clerk in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been found guilty of embezzling money from the U.S. Postal Service.

Following a two-day trial, a federal jury on Tuesday found Rosemarie Peltier guilty of embezzling roughly $30,000 from a U.S. post office on the island of St. Thomas.

The U.S. Department of Justice said evidence at the trial showed the former postal clerk knowingly misused the machine to issue and record money orders between 2010 and 2013. She made false entries for transactions to conceal the money she embezzled.

Peltier was found guilty on all counts. She faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and various fines.

She is scheduled to be sentenced in January.

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