Thursday, July 11, 2013

KCK postal employee charged with stealing pain pills

U.S. Department of Justice

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A U.S. Postal Service employee in Kansas City, Kan., is charged with stealing pain pills that were being delivered to patients by mail, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Sherry Robertson, 40, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with five counts of theft of mail by a postal employee and one count of possession with intent to distribute Hydrocodone.

The indictment alleges Robertson removed the pills from mail on Sept. 20, 2012, Jan. 25, 2013, March 1, 2013, April 13, 2013, and May 8, 2013.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The U.S. Postal Service and the VA Office of Inspector General investigated.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.