Former mail carrier pleads to stealing mail
LAKE CHARLES - A Lafayette woman has pleaded guilty to stealing mail while she worked as a contract postal carrier.
U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 72-year-old Helen J. Nelson pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to one count of theft of mail matter by a postal service employee.
Nelson faces five years in prison, three years supervised release, a $250,000 fine and restitution when sentenced Dec. 15.
The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General hotline received a complaint in May that a mailed $250 gift card was never received. The missing card was traced to Nelson.
Authorities say she admitted to opening mail, searching its contents, taking or discarding some of the contents and resealing envelopes.
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