SCRANTON — A veteran postal worker from Shavertown admitted Monday to embezzling $4,600 from the Dallas Post Office over a two-year span, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Tuesday.
Carol Sosik, 55, pleaded guilty to misappropriation of postal funds at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Robert D. Mariani in Scranton.
Sosik, who worked at the post office on Memorial Highway as a distribution window clerk and was responsible for selling stamps, began stealing funds in June 2014, prosecutors say.
She resigned Feb. 17, 2016, ending a career with the U.S. Postal Service that began in 1991, USPS spokesperson Karen Mazurkiewicz said Tuesday. Sosik won’t be entitled to retirement benefits due to the outcome of the investigation, Mazurkiewicz said.
Sosik was charged in a one-count criminal information on March 7.
The felony charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, though a plea agreement indicates parties have agreed that a zero- to six-month sentence is “reasonable under the facts and circumstances of this case.” The agreement notes a judge is not bound by the agreement and is free to impose the maximum sentence.
Sosik, who remains free pending sentencing, will be required to make full restitution, court documents say.
A sentencing date had not been set.
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