USPS Employee of Bensonhurst Office Charged With Stealing $160K by Voiding Money Orders

By Hamodia Staff

USPS Parkville Station at 6618 20th Avenue in Bensonhurst. (googlemaps)

An employee of the United States Postal Service (USPS) was indicted on charges of stealing more than $160,000 by voiding money orders purchased by customers and pocketing the money.

Sherrin Saddler, 34, of Brooklyn, a window clerk at a post office in the USPS Parkville Station in Bensonhurst, was arraigned in front of Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Michael Kitsis and was charged with second-degree grand larceny, official misconduct, and 180 counts of first-degree falsifying business records.

The charges were a joint effort between Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Office of the Inspector General (USPS), and Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi.

The District Attorney said that 180 times between November 15, 2019, and July 30, 2020, the defendant allegedly received cash from customers purchasing money orders and then voided the money orders – and pocketed the cash – once the customers left.

Some of the money orders bounced, while other customers were able to remit them as payment without issue. However, when the money orders were cashed and then returned to the U.S. Federal Reserve for accounting, the money orders were found to have been voided. USPS Inspectors learned through an audit about what had been occurring and launched an investigation which led to the indictment.

District Attorney Gonzalez said, “This defendant allegedly abused her position and betrayed the public trust for her own personal gain. A thorough investigation uncovered the extent of her alleged theft, and we will now seek to hold her accountable. Public corruption will not be tolerated in Brooklyn.”

The case is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Tamara Edelstein, of the District Attorney’s Frauds Bureau, and Assistant District Attorney Laura Neubauer, Chief of the Public Integrity Bureau.

The defendant was released without bail and ordered to return to court on September 13, 2023.

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