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Two Local Postal Workers Indicted in Mail Theft Cases

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
March 02, 2017
Posted in: Crime and Police News

Two Mon Valley postal workers were indicted by federal grand juries in Pittsburgh this week on charges they stole from envelopes they were supposed to be delivering.

In the first case, federal prosecutors have accused former U.S. Postal Service employee Gregory M. Schur, 36, of 211 Harden Ave., Duquesne, of stealing prescription medication that was sent to customers of the VA Healthcare System, as well as first-class letters containing U.S. currency.

The alleged thefts occured between May and August 2016, said a spokeswoman for Soo C. Song, acting U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh.

In the second case, federal prosecutors have accused former postal service worker LoreLei Lantz, 51, of 6 Pollock Avenue, Elrama, Union Twp., of stealing $60 in cash from a greeting card that was being sent through the mail.

Both Lantz and Schur are charged with theft of mail by a postal service employee. Federal law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both, the spokeswoman said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles A. Eberle is prosecuting both cases, and the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service conducted the investigations.

Originally published March 02, 2017.

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