PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A United States Postal Service worker is facing charges for allegedly stealing medication that was meant for local veterans.
Gregory Schur, 36, of Duquesne, was indicted by a federal grand jury earlier this week on a charge of theft of mail by a postal employee.
The indictment claims that from May of 2016 to Aug. 15 of 2016, Schur stole packages that contained prescription medication that was addressed to customers of the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare.
A spokesman with the Office of the Inspector General said it’s believed that 14 packages were stolen.
Schur, who had been employed by the U.S. Postal Service since 2003, is also accused of stealing mail that had money inside. The packages were addressed to veterans living on his postal delivery route in McKeesport.
If convicted, he faces a five-year maximum prison sentence, a $250,000 fine, or both. He will be issued a summons to appear in court.
The office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service conducted the month-long investigation.
They issued a statement to KDKA-TV that reads:
“The vast majority of the U.S. Postal Service’s 650,000 employees nationwide are hard-working, trustworthy individuals who would never violate the trust put in them to deliver the mail. However, when one of them decides to violate that trust, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General special agents will investigate and seek criminal prosecution and removal from their job if appropriate. “
Schur has since been terminated.
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