Former Postal Employee Indicted for Theft from U.S. Mail

ROCKFORD — A McHenry woman was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for theft from the U.S. mail. 

JENNIFER L. DUNCAN, 51, a former U.S. Postal worker, was charged in a one-count indictment.  As alleged in the indictment, on Feb. 20, 2018, Duncan removed approximately $3,500 from mail addressed to an individual in Tennessee.

Mail theft carries a maximum potential penalty of up to five years in prison, a period of supervised release of up to three years following imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, and full restitution.  If convicted, the court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal sentencing statutes and the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.  Duncan will be arraigned on a date yet to be determined in U.S. District Court in Rockford.

The indictment was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Scott Caspall, Special Agent-In-Charge of the Chicago Great Lakes Area Field Office of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

The public is reminded that an indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Love.



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