Former Winona postmaster sentenced for delaying or destroying mail

Former Winona postmaster Sherri Genkinger was sentenced in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota on Wednesday for “the delay or destruction of U.S. mail by a postal service employee,” according to a release from the Postal Service Office of the Inspector General.

Genkinger was sentenced to two years of probation and 80 hours of community service, along with $5 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.

“The majority of Postal Service employees are hard-working public servants dedicated to ensuring the safety of the mail and moving mail to its proper destination. The American public trusts Postal Service employees will obey the law and fulfil their duties honorably. The USPS OIG considers theft of U.S. Mail by a Postal Service employee to be a very serious matter,” John D. Masters, special agent-in-charge with the Western Area Field Office for USPS OIG, said.

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