Parker Postal Service Employee Sentenced after Stealing from Mail

A Parker woman was sentenced last week in federal court to two years probation, which includes three months home detention and a $500 fine on her conviction of theft of mail by a Postal employee.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Pamela D. Vogt, 44, of Parker.

According to information presented to the court, on or about February 6, 2014, Vogt, while working as a U.S. Postal Service employee, removed a $20 bill from a greeting card contained in an envelope which was addressed and intended for delivery by the U.S. Postal Service.

Assistant United States Attorney Margaret E. Picking prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Vogt, the lone defendant, was indicted in March

The law provided for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Bond of $5,000 unsecured had been requested.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the U.S. Postal Inspection Service-Office of Inspector General (USPIS) for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Vogt.