Man Pleads Guilty to Taking $14K from Post Office
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. attorney’s office says a 39-year-old Missoula man has pleaded guilty to taking more than $14,000 from the Bonner Post Office to support his drug habit.
Gregory M. Kemp pleaded guilty Monday to misappropriation of postal funds. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen scheduled sentencing for July 19.
Prosecutors allege Kemp took the money from mid-September until December 2010 by failing to deposit the proceeds from the sale of postal service money orders and making money orders payable to himself without buying them. He also acknowledged taking cash and stamps out of other employees’ cash drawers and out of the office’s stamp supply.
Kemp resigned on Dec. 2, 2010.
Court records say he told investigators he used the money to buy prescription painkillers.