A former law enforcement officer is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for conspiring to fraudulently issue and embezzle at least $16,000 in postal money orders at a contract postal station in downtown Statesville in 2011.
Steven Stone pleaded guilty in federal court in July 2013 to conspiracy, court records show.
Stone and an unnamed co-conspirator with whom he had a personal relationship deposited the proceeds from 24 fraudulently issued postal money orders into Stones account at the State Employees Credit Union, prosecutors said in court records.
Stone was a family member of the person who owned the contract station on West Front Street at the time of the fraudulent transactions, court records show.
Records show Stone and the co-conspirator worked or formerly worked at the contract station at the time of the fraud and embezzlement. Court records dont say where Stone also worked as a law enforcement officer, nor do they name the co-conspirator.
The station has been under new ownership for at least a year, and postal money orders are no longer available there, a worker at the station said Friday.
Stones sentencing is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the federal courthouse in Statesville. Researcher Maria David contributed.
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