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.