GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA) -- Virgil E. Ball, 59, of Waldorf, Md. pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling over $43,000 from the U.S. Postal Service.
According to court statements, Ball was a registry cage clerk at the United States Postal Service's (USPS) Southern Maryland Distribution and Processing Center in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
Among his duties were taking sealed deposit envelopes collected from various post offices in southern Maryland, putting them in deposit bags, creating a shipping manifest by scanning and manually completing a checklist before handing over the deposit bags to the armored truck.
On October 24, 2008, Ball did not include the deposit envelopes from three separate post offices in the deposit bag handed over to the armored truck. He kept a total of $43, 221, which included $34,178 in cash and $9,043.22 in checks
Ball faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. His sentencing is scheduled for October 31.