Crime & Courts

Former U.S. Postal Service worker from McHenry faces federal mail fraud charges

A former U.S. Postal Service worker from McHenry was indicted Tuesday on federal mail fraud charges after prosecutors said she stole about $3,500 from mail addressed to someone else.

Jennifer L. Duncan, 51, is accused of removing the money from mail Feb. 20 on its way to someone in Tennessee, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mail theft carries a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison, as many as three years of parole, a fine of $250,000 and full restitution. Duncan’s next appearance in U.S. District Court in Rockford has not been set. The indictment was announced by John R. Lausch Jr., U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Scott Caspall, special agent in charge of the Chicago Great Lakes Area Field Office of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

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