Woman sentenced for selling stolen stamps


Pittsburgh, PA – A Pittsburgh woman sentenced to time in jail for stealing collectable stamps per WTAE. Colleen Carroll-Dean, 42, was sentenced to serve 9 to 18 months for theft and receiving stolen property to a Allegheny County judge.

Investigators say Dean stole stamps from a dealer she used to work for and then sold them on eBay.

Carroll-Dean worked for Creative Products International, a company who sold stamps and other items, including selling some of the stamps on eBay. Prosecutors say police found dozens of pages of colorful and valuable stamps in her home in December.

It’s believed the stolen Bhutanese stamps are worth at least $266,000 and perhaps more than $1 million. Some of the stamps are thought to be especially rare.


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