Greenbush woman admits to stealing more than $3,400 from postal funds to pay taxes

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted April 19, 2014, at 8:48 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Greenbush woman waived indictment Friday and pleaded guilty to one count of misappropriation of postal funds while working as a relief postmaster in her hometown.

Nichole M. Dumond, 33, stole more than $3,400 to deal with her “ongoing tax problems” and to pay her bills, according to the prosecution’s version of events, to which she pleaded guilty.

By pleading guilty, Dumond admitted that between Nov. 20, 2012, and Jan. 4, 2013, she did not report the sale of 17 money orders totalling $3,437.42.

A sentencing date has not been set.

Dumond remains free on $5,000 unsecured bail.

She faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. She also could be ordered to pay restitution.

The investigation was conducted by the Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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