Jury convicts ex-Lafayette postal worker on theft
LAFAYETTE, La. - A federal jury has found a Lafayette woman guilty of taking gift cards from the U.S. mail.
Jurors this week found 41-year-old Crystal Boutte guilty of two counts of theft of mail.
U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley's office says Boutte stole four Wal-Mart gift cards from the mail while working for the U.S. Postal Service in December 2012. One gift card was worth $200; the other three were worth $25 each.
The theft was discovered after the recipients reported the cards missing.
Boutte faces five years in prison, restitution and a $250,000 fine for each count.
A sentencing date has not been set.
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