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Area man pleads guilty to postal theft

November 06, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 24-year-old Sharpsburg man faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to postal theft, according to the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia.

According to a press release, James Willis Giffin III, of 17474 Millers Sawmill Road, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of an indictment charging him with theft of postal matter. The Aug. 16 theft involved $14,431.16, which represented the money collected by the Ranson, W.Va., Post Office that was forwarded to the Central Post Office in Martinsburg, the attorney's office said.

Giffin could face five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000, the attorney's office said.

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