ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former postal worker has been sentenced to 12 months in prison and fined $7,500 for stealing a rare Mickey Mantle baseball card, cash, jewelry and gold from mail at a Rochester distribution center.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 59-year-old Dale Richmond of Williamson, east of Rochester, was sentenced on Wednesday. Richmond pleaded guilty to mail theft and mail tampering in November and had faced up to 10 years in prison.
U.S. District Judge David Larimer also ordered Richmond to pay $7,800 in restitution to the victims.
Richmond worked as a mechanic for the U.S. Postal Service in the Rochester Logistics and Distribution Center. Prosecutors say he rifled through mail and stole items which he later sold at a pawn shop for more than $30,000.