18 December 2023- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on December 14, 2023, Adam Fouse, age 30, of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane to one year of probation, including 30 days on home confinement, for stealing mail while employed as a U.S. Postal Service employee. Judge Kane also ordered Fouse to pay $1,200 in fines and assessments.
According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Fouse previously pleaded guilty to theft of mail by a postal employee. Fouse opened gift cards and other mail that had been entrusted to him as a rural carrier associate and stealing money from that mail to help finance a sports gambling addiction. Fouse agreed to resign from the Postal Service and not to seek or accept a position of public trust for a period of 10 years.
The matter was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant United States Attorney Christian T. Haugsby prosecuted the case.