Former postal worker Amanda Holland sentenced for stealing cash

A former U. S. Postal Service worker who admitted going through mail and stealing cash and gift cards from envelopes was sentenced on Sept. 3 to two years of probation, fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $2,065 restitution, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said today.

Amanda Holland, 38, of Sunburst, pleaded guilty in May to theft of mail by a postal employee and destruction of mail by a postal employee.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided.

In court documents filed in the case, the prosecution said that Holland began working in January 2017 for the U.S. Postal Service as a part-time employee in the Sweet Grass and Sunburst post offices, where she assisted customers, processed money orders and sorted mail for delivery.  In early 2019, the Postal Service received several reports from individuals indicating that cash and greeting cards sent through the Sweet Grass office did not reach their destinations.  Some individuals reported that the envelopes were delivered but that they had been torn open and resealed and were missing cash.

An investigation using test mailings with envelopes containing gift cards and surveillance cameras led to Holland.  The gift cards were redeemed to buy jewelry, clothes and candy, and the cameras showed Holland acting suspiciously while working, including placing mail in her apron and cash in a personal bag.

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This is horrible what’s going on with mail especially during this pandemic where Americans are perhaps awaiting money or items from freinds and families to stay afloat. Thats probably one of the reasons the American people still have not gotten their stimoulous i know my son hasn’t gotten his and it has been since april. The president should run a huge investigation in to this situation. How about mail in ballots that soon will happen its obvious already whats going to happen. Shame shame disgraceful! Post office should be invrstigated to its fullest. Mail fraudd

The president doesn’t care he wants people to vote a second time him and dejoy and all his gang should be locked up for life. What low life they r he the one that has the country in a uproar. Look away while he’s running the good name or the u.s into the ground were the laughing stock of the world. With his off the wall bullshit can’t wait for him too be done with if u vote for Ronald McDonald Trump need too join his lame ass, behind bar don’t like my comment ruff shit.

Stop blaming Trump for everything. Don’t be ridiculous. Grow up

This was before the pandemic. Sentencing took place Wednesday. Not to defend her.. But to your point about the pandemic.

Don’t be dense this was simply simply theft

Federal offense, what are they thinking. The other employees will not stop if the will get probation. They need to drop the hammer

As a former 24 year letter carrier I can say with 100% confidence that every carrier I ever worked with stole overtime on a regular basis and management didn’t care. In fact management would give end times knowing that the carriers were already home 3 hours prior to the tour ending. And forget about it during the no penalty period. Straight felonious.. This is #Facts