Postal worker pleads guilty to embezzlement

Postal worker pleads guilty to embezzlement


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A LaFollette man and former postal worker plead guilty to embezzlement for fradulently issuing money orders.

Sean Thomas Dennis, 29, pleaded guilty on Jan. 18 in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, to an indictment charging him with fraudulently issuing U.S. Postal Money Orders. 

Dennis, a former U.S. Postal Service employee, admitted to issuing money orders without having first receiving or paying the full amount required for their issuance. 

Between Oct. 2010 and Jan. 2011, Dennis embezzled $32,096.21 from the U.S. Postal Service by fraudulently issuing 43 money orders. 

He told federal investigators that committed these acts to obtain money to finance his drug addiction.

Sentencing has been set for Apr. 8.

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