CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Rochelle Pernell, of Fairmont, West Virginia, has admitted to obstructing mail, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Pernell, age 32, pled guilty to one count of “Obstruction of Mails.” Pernell admitted to taking a $500 Visa gift card after it was deposited for mail and before it was delivered to its intended recipient. The crime occurred January 27, 2017 in Marion County.

Pernell was sentenced to 12 months’ probation and ordered to pay $790.00 in restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General investigated. 

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