PA Man Indicted for Stealing Gift Cards from the Mail

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ERIE, PA — A resident of Bradford, Pennsylvania was indicted this week by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charge of theft of mail, announced Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti.

The one-count Indictment named Patrick James Ryan, 45, 80 Boylston Street, Apt. 10, Bradford, Pennsylvania 16701, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, from in and around October 2022 to in and around January 2023, Ryan stole five $20.00 Walmart gift cards and a $75.00 Old Navy gift card from the mail.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Molly W. Anglin is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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