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A postal worker who admitted to stealing from the postal service was among the eight defendants to enter guilty pleas in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg recently.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Brenda Carmody, 49, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to misappropriation of postal funds between August of 2013 and January of 2014.

Carmody admitting taking more than $1,500 from the stamp drawer and $480 from post office box rentals from the Rippon, West Virginia, post office while she was working as Postmaster Relief, he said.

Carmody, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years in prison.

In other cases:

*Delmar Hoza Currry, 33, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Curry, in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 30 years in prison due to his prior convictions.

*Colleen Eugene Lowe, 49, of Millcreek, West Virginia, admitted to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Lowe, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.

*John Earl Mitchell, 29, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, admitted to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and methylone. Mitchell, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.

*Joshua Thomas Smith, 29, and Mickey Knight Matheson, 29, both of Winchester, Virginia, pleaded guilty to being convicted felons in possession of firearms. Smith and Matheson, in custody pending sentencing, face up to 10 years in prison.

*Martina Y. Roberts, 40, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud.

Roberts, who had previously filed for personal bankruptcy, admitted she forged the bankruptcy trustee’s name on a document in April 2013 that allowed her to obtain a line of credit. Roberts, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to five years in prison.

*Jesse Antonio Garcia, 27, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to unlawful production of an identification document. Garcia, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to five years in prison.

All appeared before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble.

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