Former Winona Postmaster Sentenced for Opening Cards, Taking Cash
James Allen | Oct 21, 2019 AT 5:40 am
A former Winona postmaster will serve two years probation, plus community service for opening greeting cards, taking an unspecified amount of cash and then destroying that mail.
Fifty-eight-year-old Sherri Genkinger was sentenced in federal court for “the delay or destruction of U.S. mail by a postal service employee.”
Genkinger claimed that work stress led to her doing it.
Investigators say they tracked down Genkinger when a retired police officer, looking into complaints from Winona State students about undelivered mail, sent his brother a greeting card with a five-dollar winning lottery ticket.
Genkinger was apprehended after she cashed it.