A former Carl Junction postmaster takes plea deal in nearly $8,000 embezzlement case

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Ryan Chandler pleaded guilty to misappropriation of postal funds. Chandler worked for the Carl Junction Post Office from 2011 to the end of July 2019.

According to federal court documents, he was responsible for selling postage related products and money orders, and performing financial accounting functions to report the sales. Chandler was also assigned to specific money order stock and stamp stock. He also collected money from sales and took it to the bank.

After a review by a Special Agent of the USPS Office of Inspector General, it was found that Chandler embezzled currency and property from the post office and used it for his personal benefit. The Agent found the following deficiencies:

CASH RESERVE ACCOUNTABILITY $300
UNIT RESERVE ACCOUNTABILITY $5,035.07
FLOOR STOCK ACCOUNTABILITY $867.60
POSTMASTERS ACCOUNTABILITY $862.54
OTHER SHORTAGE IN ACCOUNTABILITY $850
TOTAL $7,915.21

On Dec. 30th, 2019, Chandler entered a plea of guilty to misappropriation of postal funds. He was released on a personal recognizance bond. He is ordered to pay what he has left of his restitution, which is $1,658.82, to the United States Postal Service.

Read the plea agreement here: Ryan-Chandler-Plea-Deal

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