Buffalo County Woman Charged with Misappropriating U.S. Postal Funds

Megan A. Torrez, 45, Alma, Wisconsin, is charged with 2 counts of misappropriating postal funds.  The indictment alleges that on November 30 and December 27, 2021, while an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, Torrez converted to her own use more than $1,000 in U.S. Postal money orders. 

If convicted, Torrez faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count.  The charges against her are the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson is handling the prosecution.

Barron County Postal Employee Charged with Theft of Mail

Joshua P. Copas, 37, Cumberland, Wisconsin, is charged with theft of mail.  The indictment alleges that while an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, he stole items of mail which had come into his possession for the purpose of being conveyed by the Postal Service.  Specifically, the indictment alleges that between April 7 and May 30, 2022, Copas stole Menards’ rebate checks from the mail. 

If convicted, Copas faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General and the Rice Lake and Cumberland Police Departments.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anita Boor and Steven Anderson are handling the prosecution. 

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