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Defendant: Antonio Pinheiro (DOB: 06/11/74)

Dec. 5, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Antonio Pinheiro, of Westtown, NY in Orange County, was arraigned for stealing thousands of dollars worth of stamps from the U.S. Post Office in Peekskill where he was an employee. He is charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony.

Pinheiro was released on bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 10, 2019, in Peekskill City Court.

Background
The felony complaint alleges Pinheiro stole approximately 14,000 stamps from the U.S. Postal Service while he was employed at the Peekskill post office. The stamps were taken during the time period of July to October 2017. The value of the stolen stamps was over $6,000.00. Pinheiro was selling the stamps via an online marketplace.

His arrest Dec. 4, 2018, followed a joint investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the District Attorney’s Investigation Division. Assistant District Attorney Berit Huseby of the Public Integrity Bureau is prosecuting the case.

police photo of Antonio Pinheiro

Antonio Pinheiro

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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