Feds seeking probation for ex-New Bedford postal worker who allegedly stole $20K from USPS

Federal prosecutors are recommending that a former postal worker in New Bedford serve no prison time for allegedly stealing over $20,000 from the US Postal Service, according to a plea agreement filed in the case Friday.

The agreement, submitted in US District Court in Boston, says prosecutors will recommend that Austin J. Correia, 22, of New Bedford, serve two years’ probation including a period of home confinement and pay restitution of $20,584, among other conditions, records show.

Correia’s slated to plead guilty on Aug. 7 to a charge of theft of government money and faces a maximum prison term of 10 years, according to legal filings.

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