Former mail carrier sent to prison for stealing Cash America packages

02/14/2014 4:36 PM

02/14/2014 4:37 PM

A former mail carrier was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for stealing jewelry mailed to Cash America International’s corporate office in Fort Worth, the U.S. attorney general’s office reported.

Hubert Lavell McDonald, 42, of Fort Worth pled guilty in October to one count of possession of stolen mail.

U.S. District Judge Terry Means also ordered McDonald to pay more than $400,000 in restitution to Cash America, a news release said.

Prosecutors presented evidence that from June 2011 to December 2012, McDonald stole jewelry that he was supposed to deliver. In March 2012, special agents with the U.S. postal service executed a search warrant at McDonald’s house where they found two watches and “$8,000 in cash proceeds from the sale of other mail matter that had been stolen,” the news release said. — Staff report

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