2 U.S. Postal Service employees indicted for stealing money orders

A federal grand jury indicted two U.S. Postal Service employees, Friday, in different post offices for stealing more than $27,000 in money orders or other postal funds.

According to U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance's office, 36-year-old Germaine Foster, of Birmingham and 56-year-old Sharon Harrison, of Maplesville, are charged with theft of U.S. Postal money orders and theft of government property.

Foster worked in the Maylene post office and Harrison worked at the Shelby post office. Foster is charged with stealing about $27,650 in money orders and other postal funds. Harrison is charged with stealing about $27,291 in money orders.

Theft of Postal Service money orders carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $250,000 fine. Theft of government property carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.