U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance announced on Tuesday that a former U.S. Postal Service employee is facing an indictment for a wire fraud scheme.
Vance says 36-year-old Bobby W. Bruce Jr., from Gadsden, submitted 39 false expense vouchers totaling more than $30,000 through the Postal Service's electronic travel expense system.
Bruce sought mileage reimbursement between January 2012 and October 2012 for official travel that he allegedly never took. The indictment also says that Bruce used his manager's computer login information to approve the vouchers.
Bruce was paid $31,126 as mileage reimbursement. The indictment seeks to have Bruce forfeit that amount. He also faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a $250,000 fine.
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