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Postal employee from Omaha sentenced for mail theft

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 15:43:33-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The U.S. District Attorney's Office said a letter carrier from Omaha was sentenced on Friday for stealing mail.

United States District Judge Robert Rossiter, Jr. sentenced 21-year-old Tristen Stoker for time served and three years of supervised release.

On June 2, 2019, Stoker was stopped for a traffic infraction and agreed to having his vehicle searched by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. During their search, deputies found a backpack containing several items of mail "which would typically include money."

Stoker told deputies that the items were from a rural route which he was responsible for and that he planned to deliver them on June 3. Several of the items had been opened including one piece of mail that had a check in it. The mail was from an area where mail thefts had been reported.

The case was investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Postal Services.