Former Postal Service Worker Pleads Guilty To Stealing $40K

WOODBURY, CT – A former USPS employee has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $40,000 in postal money orders while working for the U.S. Postal Service.

Keith Sanford, 33, of Litchfield, appeared in court on Tuesday, charged with one count of theft of government property.

According to court documents, between July 2017 and December 2018, Sanford worked on a rotating basis at the Granby, West Granby and East Hartland Post offices. Between April and December 2018, Sanford issued 139 postal money orders total $39,937.02 to himself and his associates, without remitting payment for them.

Sanford received all of the proceeds from this, officials said. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 9 and faces up to 10 years in prison. He was released on $25,000 bond

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