Sisters used same scheme to steal from the USPS

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A pair of sisters both pleaded guilty Thursday to misappropriation of postal service funds by a postal service employee.

Amanda Elliott, 35, of Ellington was Postmaster Relief at the post office located in Lily Dale, N.Y. between December 2012 and September 2013. During that time, she accepted cash payments from customers who wanted stamps, but instead of putting that money in the till, she pocketed it. She ultimately stole around $5,500 from the USPS.

In a separate and unrelated case, Elliott’s sister, Tamara Elliott, 30, of Falconer, worked as Postmaster Relief at the post office located in Ellington, N.Y. Between December 2012 and September 2013, Tamara used the same scheme as her sister to steal more than $11,000 from the USPS.

Both sisters face a maximum of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both when they are sentenced.

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