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West Milford, WV, postal worker gets five years' probation for embezzling more than $15,000

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Three men were sentenced to federal prison for drug violations, while the former officer in charge at the West Milford, West Virginia, post office was given five years of probation for embezzlement.

Christy D. Ruble, 32, of West Milford, West Virginia, former officer in charge of the West Milford post office, was sentenced to five years probation for embezzlement from postal accounts, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II said.

Ruble also was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $15,238.65 to the U.S. Postal Service, he said. Her case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Flower and investigated by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.

Also sentenced by U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley in Clarksburg were:

*Christopher Vickers, 25, of Clarksburg, 21 months in prison and six years of supervised release for dealing heroin within 1,000 feet of a playground. Vickers, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution. His case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar.

*Marcus Gerald Barnett, 33, of Clarksburg, 21 months in prison and six years of supervised release for dealing crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a housing project. Barnett, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution. His case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn A. Morgan.

*Nino L. Mancino, 43, of Fairmont, 12 months and 1 day in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone. Mancino, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution. His case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John C. Parr.

The Vickers, Barnett and Mancinco cases were investigated by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.

Four inmates at FCI Morgantown were sentenced by U.S. District Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

*Robert Whitfield, 29, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for obstruction of justice, with the sentence to run consecutively to his current sentence.

*Eric Irizarry-Barriera, 38; Nestor Diaz 45; and, Stefan Toliver, 27, were each sentenced to three months in prison for possession of a cell phone, with the sentence to run consecutively to their current sentences.

All three inmates pleaded guilty to the offenses.

Their cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower and were investigated by the Special Investigative Services Unit at FCI Morgantown.