Two former postal employees arrested on theft charges

WICHITA — Two former employees with the U.S. Postal Service in Montgomery County were indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday on allegations of mail theft.

The grand jury, meeting in Wichita, issued charges of mail theft against Lora M. Brown, age 49, of Independence and Kimberly J. Robertson, age 46, of Independence. Brown is charged with two counts of mail theft during her employment with the U.S. Postal service in Independence. The crimes are alleged to have occurred between Nov. 5, 2011, and Dec. 5, 2011, in Montgomery County.


Robertson is charged with one count of stealing mail while she was employed by the United States Postal Service in Coffeyville. The crime is alleged to have occurred Nov. 9, 2011, in Montgomery County.


Each person could face a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The U.S. Postal Service investigated the alleged theft. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting the case on behalf of U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

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