MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The former postmaster for Rochester was released on his own accord after pleading innocent to federal charges of embezzling postal funds.
Kevin A. White, 45, was charged with one count of embezzlement of postal money orders, one count of embezzlement of public money, one count of misappropriation of postal funds and two counts of making false entries of moneys and securities.
White entered his plea Thursday, two days after a grand jury indicted him.
He is accused of embezzling more than $1,000 in postal money between May and December of 2000. He then allegedly made false entries on requisition forms to support false expenses, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
If convicted, White could face up to a $250,000 fine for each count. Maximum jail time varies from five to 10 years, depending on the charge
Federal officials have not said how much money White is accused of embezzling.
White did not have to post bail. His next court appearance is scheduled Aug. 18.
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