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Former post office janitor pleads guilty to mail theft

3 weeks 6 days 43 minutes ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 August 23, 2017 6:02 AM August 23, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAFAYETTE- A former post office janitor has admitted stealing mail in Louisiana.

The acting U.S. attorney in Lafayette says 39-year-old Jerome Guidry of Bayou Vista pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of theft of mail by a post office employee.

Alexander Van Hook says in a news release that Guidry admitted taking a $50 store gift card and a $500 Postal Service money order. He says Morgan City police investigated a complaint that the gift card never reached its recipient. Authorities say investigators found more gift cards in Guidry's vehicle, and the money order in his home.

A magistrate heard Guidry's plea. A federal judge must accept it to make it final. The maximum penalty is five years in prison, a year on supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

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