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Plea deal in postal workers’s mail-theft case rejected; trial set for September

June 28, 2022


ANDERSON, Ind. — A proposed plea agreement that would have resolved allegations of mail theft against a Henry County woman has been rejected.

At a Monday hearing in Madison Circuit Court 5, 34-year-old Deborah D. Switzer instead received a Sept. 13 trial date.

The former U.S. Postal Service employee, who resides in Middletown, was charged last October with official misconduct, theft and conversion.

According to a report filed by a special agent with the USPS, a bag of “deliverable mail” was found last September in a trash can at a GetGo convenience store near the post office on Anderson’s west side.

The report said:

  • Switzer on Sept. 23 had been assigned to deliver the 34 pieces of mail found in the trash to homes along West 12th Street in Anderson.
  • Postal service GPS equipment did not show the Middletown woman in that area on Sept. 23, but indicated she was at the convenience store where the mail was found.
  • Surveillance video showed Switzer entering the store’s restroom carrying a bag, and emerging two minutes later without the bag.
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