Postal worker charged with opening, stealing packages

News-DemocratNovember 27, 2013 

A former supervisor at the East St. Louis Post Office was arraigned in federal court and accused of opening and stealing packages at the post office.

Jane Johanna Emily, also known as Jane Moeller, 41, of St. Louis, was arraigned in the East St. Louis federal courthouse Tuesday on charges of obstruction of mail, theft of U.S. mail by a postal employee and opening of mail. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The federal indictment alleges that Emily opened and stole mail packages while she was a supervisor at the East St. Louis Post Office in March and April.

The case was investigated by agents of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Liam Coonan.

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