Somerset man indicted for stealing nearly $20K from postal service while an employee

JOHNSTOWN – A Somerset man was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on a charge of misappropriation of postal funds by a postal service employee.

The indictment named Michael Reich, 57, of 389 Carey Road, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, from May 18, 2016 to Nov. 1, 2016, while an employee of the United States Postal Service, he unlawfully converted to his own use approximately $19,180, which had come into his possession or control as an employee of the United States Postal Service.

Federal law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.

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