Postmaster who stole from the mail to support her drug addiction avoids federal prison sentence

A former postmaster who admitted stealing from the mail to feed her drug addiction won’t be going to prison for the crime.

Instead, U.S. Middle District Judge Jennifer P. Wilson has ordered Amanda Smoot to serve 2 years on federal probation.

Smoot also has lost her $78,000-a-year job as the postmaster for Stewartstown along with her nearly 20-year career with the U.S. Postal Service.

“Mrs. Smoot’s situation serves yet as another tragic example of how drug addiction impacts lives,” Assistant Federal Public Defender Ari Weitzman wrote in seeking leniency for his client.


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She should also have gotten the maximum sentence.