Johnston City Woman Charged for Stealing Rebate Checks

Johnston City Woman Charged for Stealing Rebate Checks

BENTON – A federal grand jury for the Southern District of Illinois Thursday returned an indictment charging a Johnston City woman with four counts of theft by mail by a postal service employee.

According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Steven Weinhoeft, 27-year-old Brittany Freeman was charged for stealing over $500 worth of rebate checks sent by Menards to customers along her mail routes in February and March while working as a mail carrier for the Goreville Post Office. .

Freeman’s arraignment will be held on July 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Federal Courthouse in Benton.

Each of the four felony counts is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.