Postmaster indicted on misappropriation charges

Postmaster indicted on misappropriation charges

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U.S. District Courthouse, Cedar Rapids

NORA SPRINGS – Nora Springs’s former postmaster has been charged with allegedly stealing from the postal service.

A federal grand jury handed up an indictment charging DeAnn C. Lewman with two counts of misappropriation of postal funds and 42 counts of false entries. The indictment was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.

Lewman, 47, became the city’s postmaster in February 2014, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

The indictment alleges Lewman took $2,988 in cash and stamps from the Postal Service while she was on the job between May 2014 and January 2015 and took $3,073 for the purchase of postal money orders in December 2014 and January 2015.

The false entry charges relate to recordkeeping undertaken to mislead postal officials regarding the actual sales of money orders.

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