Former postal clerk sentenced for stealing meds from mail

A former North Country postal clerk will serve a year of probation for stealing prescription medications from mail parcels.

Brittany Irvine, 27, formerly of Bloomingdale, New York, is also sentenced to pay a fine of $5,000.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Area for the United States Postal Service (USPS), Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

Irvine previously admitted that beginning on June 18, 2019, and until her arrest on August 27, 2019, while working as a Distribution Clerk at the United States Post Office in Bloomingdale, she opened three parcels containing prescription oxycodone pills and removed the pills.

This case was investigated by the USPS, Office of the Inspector General, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Anderson.

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