Winter Harbor woman accused of stealing $1,600 from post office


BANGOR — Federal prosecutors say a Winter Harbor woman is pleading guilty to theft of more than $1,600 in public money.

Court records say 52-year-old Sandra Melnick issued a series of money orders in 2014 without reporting the sale or tendering the money to the postal service. Records say she was serving as a postmaster relief at the Sullivan post office at the time.

Records say many of the money orders were cashed by recipients before Melnick reported them as sold. Postal service investigators audited Melnick’s accounts and found there were still three previously-cashed money orders outstanding.

Prosecutors say Melnick faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.