South Dakota News: Arlington, Craig Christeson, Court Orders Former Postmaster to Pay $353,441.42 for Defrauding the United States Postal Service
Arlington, S.D – A man from Arlington, South Dakota, has been ordered to pay $353,441.42 to the United States for defrauding the United States Postal Service. As postmaster from 2010 until 2015, Craig Christeson devised a scheme whereby he falsely certified receipt of spoiled postage meter strips, printed and cashed money orders, then kept the money. On June 27, 2016, Christeson pleaded guilty to Theft of Government Funds, 8 U.S.C. § 641, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $8,970.71 (United States v.