Postmaster Investigation Continues

FREWSBURG – No new information has been released on the monthslong investigation on the Frewsburg postmaster, said Karen Mazurkiewicz, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service in Buffalo.

The investigation by the Inspector General’s Office on the allegation of financial irregularities reportedly involving Postmaster Donna Spencer started in July. Special Agent Scott Balfour from the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General said they cannot comment or even confirm the names of those involved until there is a public indictment or arrest. They also cannot comment on how much money might be involved.

In April, Spencer told the Carroll Historical Society 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.”

Spencer also reported at the Historical Society meeting the Frewsburg Post Office employs two full-time rural carriers, and Frewsburg rents a very high number of P.O. boxes for a small post office.

Due to the investigation, Spencer is on nonduty status.