A 24-year-old U.S. Postal Service (USPS) worker faces no more than six months in prison or probation after stealing a military veteran’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) meds.
Muskegon, Michigan, postal employee Samantha Rose Gentz pleaded guilty to two counts of “unlawfully opening” 15 pieces of mail — including a PTSD-suffering vet’s Ativan — according to federal court filings obtained by Fox 17 in Michigan. Gentz’ sentencing was scheduled for Wednesday in federal court in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Fox 17 calls Gentz a “former” USPS worker, although court records obtained and reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation do not indicate if, when, or under what circumstances Gentz left USPS. (RELATED: Snow And Rain Won’t Stop The Mail, But Laziness And Greed Might)
Army veteran Lauren Hill — who told Fox 17 she went a week without her medications in fall 2015 because of Gentz — said the former USPS worker’s punishment isn’t enough, and she should face drug-related charges.
“Twenty-two veterans a day kill themselves,” Hill told the local Fox station. “I could have easily been one of those.”
“My children had to witness me going through severe depression, hallucinations, suicidal ideation,” Hill added.
Hill told the TV station she has suffered from PTSD since serving in the Army in the 1990s.
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