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Former postal employee charged with embezzling from Alva mail


October 14, 2018

An Alva woman has been charged with embezzling $1,810 by opening envelopes intended for others while she was employed by the U.S. Postal Services.

Kerri Dawn Phillips, 49, of Alva is charged with felony embezzlement in Woods County. This crime is punishable by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for a term of not more than five years and a fine not to exceed $5,000 and restitution.

According to court papers, on March 16 a report of mail theft was filed with Woods County Deputy David Cummings from a student at Northwestern Oklahoma State University who said approximately $300 total in cas...

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