Bourne Postal Worker Charged With Stealing Government Money
BOURNE — A supervisor at the Buzzards Bay post office in Bourne has been charged for allegedly embezzling tens of thousands of government dollars in a fake travel reimbursement scheme.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said last week that 37-year-old Anthony Fernandes of Douglas was charged with one count of theft of government money.
Fernandes was a U.S. Postal Service supervisor and allegedly used his travel authorization account to approve nearly $53,000 in bogus travel reimbursement requests, according to the office.
He allegedly made the fake requests from April through November 2022.
If convicted, Fernandes faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years on probation and a maximum $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins announced the charges in late March, along with U.S. Postal Inspection Service Boston head Ketty Larco-Ward.