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Postal Service Supervisor Admits to Misappropriating Funds

Austin T. Mahan misused USPS credit cards for personal purchases totaling over $54,000.

Austin T. Mahan, 44, of Cape May Court House, New Jersey, pled guilty today to misappropriating postal funds, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Mahan admitted to the charge before U.S. District Judge Christine P. O’Hearn.

Between 2022 and 2023, Mahan, while serving as a USPS supervisor at the Sea Isle and Somers Point Post Offices, used USPS credit cards for personal purchases. These included gift cards, home décor items, renovation materials, and tools, totaling $54,356.

Mahan faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or an amount equal to the misappropriated funds. Sentencing is scheduled for September 25, 2024.

The investigation was led by the USPS Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Field Office, under Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara A. Aliabadi of the Special Prosecutions Division in Camden is representing the government.

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