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Former Ithaca postal worker admits to stealing money orders

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Stephen Perrine, a former United States Postal Service (USPS) employee, pleaded guilty to embezzling money orders while on duty in Ithaca.


Facing a potential year-long prison sentence and a fine up to $100,000, Perrine, residing in Kings Ferry, confessed to pilfering a total of $2,480 through 10 money orders, with instances including a $400 money order in September and a $200 one in November of 2022.

Federal records reveal that Perrine issued the money orders in his own name, providing false explanations for the expenditures.

For instance, he inaccurately claimed the $400 was allocated for local transport and the $200 for office provisions. Slated for sentencing on Dec. 13, as part of his plea deal, Perrine is mandated to reimburse the stolen amount to the USPS.