Post office embezzler receives probation


Tuesday, July 24
BRATTLEBORO -- A Marlboro man received one year of probation for embezzling more than $3,000 from the Brattleboro post office.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Rutland, 29-year-old Matthew Montgomery was also ordered to pay full restitution. Montgomery's sentencing took place in U.S. District Court in Burlington.

Between Feb. 9 and March 28, 2006, undercover police officers made purchases from Montgomery. According to the press release, Montgomery reported the purchases as "no sale," which meant the post office had no record of the transaction. After giving change to the undercover officers, Montgomery reportedly pocketed the cash from the unrecorded sales.

During an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service, Montgomery embezzled more than $3,000 over a four-month period by recording "no sales" by his customers.



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