Christopher McIlheran, ex postmaster of Duncan and Silver Creek, Neb., has been sentenced to six months in jail followed by three years of supervised release.
United States District Court Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced McIlheran after he pleaded guilty to embezzling government monies while working as an employee of the post office.
Judge Bataillon also ordered McIlheran to pay restitution in
the amount of $6,600. McIlheran was
immediately placed into the custody of the United States Marshal following the
McIlheran worked as the postmaster of the Duncan and Silver Creek Post Offices, he made out money orders to his personal creditors and
reported the money orders as having been paid for when, in fact, McIlheran paid
for the money orders late on dates ranging from 1-2 weeks after he originally
McIlheran also made out other money orders for
which he never paid.
An investigation by agents with the United States
Postal Service Office of Inspector General gathered evidence and confronted
McIlheran with evidence of the theft and McIlheran ultimately admitted having
issued the money orders for his personal use.