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Ex-postal worker gets 32 months for stealing USPS money, opening mail for ID theft info


BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Authorities say a former postal worker has been sentenced to a year and 8 months in prison for stealing from the U.S. Postal Service and for using information from stolen mail for identity theft.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson of Baton Rouge also ordered 38-year-old Laronda Moore of Baton Rouge to repay more than $8,900 to the Postal Service and other victims.

U.S. Attorney Walt Green said in a news release Friday that Moore stole more than $7,700 from the Postal Service while working at the Sunshine Post Office in St. Gabriel. He says she also stole undelivered mail to get information that she used to get credit and buy things under other people's names.

He says she was convicted of aggravated identity theft and misappropriation of postal funds.

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