Topeka woman indicted on federal theft charge

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A U.S. attorney says a Topeka woman has been indicted following accusations she stole five televisions owned by the U.S. Postal Service. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 35-year-old Debra A.

Samford has been charged with two counts of theft of Postal Service property. The indictment claims that between Jan. 15 and Jan. 26, Samford stole four 60-inch LED televisions. It says Samford stole a 65-inch LED TV on Jan. 27. The televisions were taken from the National Distribution Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Samford faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison on each count and a fine of up to $250,000 if she’s found guilty.

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