FAYETTEVILLE — A former U.S. Postal Service employee was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday for stealing mail from her rural route.
Eleanor Repper got 10 months in prison, to be followed by three of supervised release. She was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $775 in restitution. Two other counts were dismissed as part of a plea bargain.
Multiple customers along rural routes in Washington County complained in January they hadn’t received Amazon parcels or greeting cards containing money or gift cards, according to court documents. The complaints corresponded to the times that Repper, a mail carrier, was employed, and to the route for which she was responsible.