The Post Master of the Jamesport U.S. Post Office has been arrested for allegedly stealing from her job, Riverhead Town Police said.
Marie Puccio was charged with official misconduct, falsifying business records, grand larceny and petit larceny.
The Riverhead News Review reported that she allegedly put down $2,000 worth of hours on her time card that she didn’t actually work over a three-month span.
Police said the 52-year-old Rocky Point woman was released without bail following her initial appearance at Riverhead Town Justice Court, where she is due back next month.
The investigation originated with the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General’s office, police noted. Representatives for the IG’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
A spokeswoman for the USPS said that Puccio is still employed by the agency, where she has worked since 1987, but could not provide additional details about the case.