U.S. Postal Service Employee Sentenced for Embezzling Postal Money Orders

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BOSTON – A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee has been sentenced in federal court in Boston with embezzling over $18,000.

Rashayna Seney, 26, of Randolph, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to time served (one day) and three years of supervised release with the special condition that during the first year she serve 74 days of intermittent confinement at a residential re-entry center. Judge Woodlock also ordered Seney to pay restitution totaling $18,150. The sentencing hearing took place on Thursday, May 16, but the final sentence was formally imposed today. In December 2018, Seney pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or records.

Seney began working for USPS around 2016, most recently as a Sales & Service Distribution Associate at the Waban Post Office. In this role, Seney had the ability to issue foreign and domestic postal money orders. Seney engaged in a scheme in which she issued money orders to friends and then voided the transactions so that her friends could deposit the orders without ever paying for them. Additionally, Seney used counterfeit bills in exchange for some money orders that her associates then cashed. Seney’s scheme cost the USPS over $18,000.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Office; Joseph W. Cronin, Postal Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Field Division; and Stephen A. Marks, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service, Boston Field Office and made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia M. Carris of Lelling’s Public Corruption & Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted the case.

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Time served???? WTF?????
Is there no one who thinks that stealing should be punished by more than one day in jail???