Postmaster from Murrysville indicted for embezzlement
A Westmoreland County man has been indicted on accusations that he embezzled approximately $13,255.90 from the sale of stamps and postal money orders during an 18-month period at an Armstrong County post office.
Lawrence F. Stoken III, 47, of Springview Court, Murrysville, was indicted by a federal grand jury, according to a news release issued Wednesday by U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton.
Stoken is accused of embezzling the money between October 2011 to March 2013 while he was postmaster in Rural Valley, according to the release.
The U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General conducted the investigation.
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