DENVER – Lorrine Kimmel, age 48, of Weld County, Colorado, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel to serve 15 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years on supervised release for defrauding the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) by mail fraud, U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn and U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge of the Western Area Field Office John D. Masters announced today. The defendant was also ordered to pay $188,575 in restitution. Kimmel appeared at the sentencing hearing free on bond, and was ordered to report to a Bureau of Prison facility once one is designated.

 Kimmel was charged by Information on August 29, 2018. She pled guilty to mail fraud on November 8, 2018. She was sentenced today, May 7, 2019.

“One of the missions of the U.S. Postal Service Office of inspector General (OIG) is to help safeguard the USPS from external crimes, such as fraud. OIG Special Agents vigorously investigate these cases,” said Special Agent-in-Charge John D. Masters. “This sentencing serves as a reminder and deterrent to anyone thinking this type of behavior is acceptable. Such actions come with consequences. The OIG’s efforts, with the support of the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado, help maintain the integrity of the Postal Service.”

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