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Ex-Postal Worker From Waldorf Admits To Embezzling $43,000

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GREENBELT, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A former postal worker has pleaded guilty embezzling more than $43,000 from the Postal Service.

Fifty-nine-year-old Virgil Ball of Waldorf entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison at sentencing on Oct. 31.

According to statements made in court, Ball was a registry cage clerk at the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Southern Maryland Distribution and Processing Center in Capitol Heights. The statements made on Oct. 24, 2008, say Ball kept deposits made from other post offices for himself. The deposit envelopes contained more than $34,000 in cash and $9,000 in checks.

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