Frewsburg Postmaster On Leave

FREWSBURG – The head of the Frewsburg post office has been placed on nonduty status amid an investigation by the Inspector General’s Office, the Buffalo News reports.

U.S. Postal Service officials would not comment on the months-long investigation, which reportedly involves Postmaster Donna Spencer, a 27-year employee.

“The Inspector General received an allegation of financial irregularities, and we’re investigating that,” Jeffrey Doetterl, assistant special agent in charge of the Inspector General’s Office in Buffalo, told the newspaper.

“The investigation is ongoing,” he said.

Karen Mazurkiewicz, a spokeswoman for the Postal Service in Buffalo, said, “She’s in a nonduty status due to the investigation.”

Spencer, who could not be reached to comment Sunday, told the Carroll Historical Society in April the Frewsburg post office was in sound financial shape

“Frewsburg, at this point, we’re fairly solid,” Spencer said. ”We generate enough revenue, and we have a high enough population to have a high enough volume that there has not been any talk of reducing our hours at this point. I feel very lucky about that.”

The Frewsburg post office employs two full-time rural carriers, and has a very high number of P.O. boxes rented for a small post office, Spencer said at the Historical Society meeting.