Former Mail Carrier Sentenced for Stealing Mail

By KBJR News 1

Former Mail Carrier Sentenced for Stealing Mail

May 14, 2013 Updated May 14, 2013 at 4:16 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A former U.S. postal carrier from Superior will spend the next two years on probation for stealing mail from March of 2010 to January of 2011.

49-year-old Giang Nguyen pleaded guilty in September to one count of theft of mail by a postal employee.

As part of a plea agreement, Nguyen admitted that from March 2010 to January 2011, while he worked for the Duluth Post Office, he removed applications for Menards rebate checks, the actual rebate checks, and Menards Big Game Money Cards from the mail he was entrusted to deliver. He admitted that he used the rebate checks and big game money cards he stole to make purchases at Menards. He also altered the stolen rebate check applications so that Menards would issue the checks to him instead of the customers on his route.

Nguyen stole at least 77 pieces of mail intended for Menard's and residents and through his activity, stole at least $1,456.75.

He appeared in United States District Court in Minneapolis Tuesday. In addition to two years of probation, Nguyen will have to pay restitution and perform 100 hours of community service on the theft charge.

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