Theft of postal funds alleged

A former Ralston postmaster allegedly took more than $5,000 while at the Ralston Post Office from the postal funds, according to a federal prosecutor.

As a postal employee, Marcia Wilson allegedly converted money meant for postal purposes to her own use between October 2010 until November 2012, according to U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith.

The amount of money Wilson is alleged to have taken could not be determined because the court record was sealed.

Attempts to reach Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Simmers Wednesday were not successful.

Wilson is represented by attorney George Lepley.

She will be sent a summons to appear on a charge of misappropriation of postal funds. Her arraignment is scheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 28 before U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann.

Court records indicate the maximum penalty allowable by law for the offense is a sentence of 10 years and a fine of $250,000, followed by three years of supervised release.