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|03-17-03: Former area postmaster accused of embezzling
|By SEAN RICE
The Daily Standard
The U.S. Department of Justice this morning confirmed that former
Coldwater Post Office Postmaster Bruce Taylor has been accused of embezzling postal funds.
Taylor was charged Thursday with criminal misappropriation of funds by
the U.S. Department of Justice.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Bauer this morning said Taylor, 49, was
accused of embezzling $34,444 during a period of time from April 2001 to October 2002.
Taylor, of Coldwater, was relieved from his duties on Oct. 8 by the
U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of a $250,000 fine, 10 years
imprisonment, or both, states a release from the U.S. Attorney Northern District, out of
Bauer would not disclose how the funds were allegedly taken, claiming
that it is not public information.
The postal inspection service handles all types of investigations
involving illegal activity, internal and external, a spokesperson for the agency said.
Those investigations include theft, fraud and sending drugs in the mail.
A court date has not been set, but will probably occur in the next two
weeks, Bauer said.
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