Omaha man sentenced to 5 years of probation for stealing mail

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – An Omaha man that admitted to stealing mail as a United States Postal Service employee was sentenced to probation today.

Austin M. Thomas, 30, was sentenced to five years of probation in federal court for theft of mail by a postal employee. Federal agents reported a loss of about $5,829 and were able to link 222 pieces of stolen mail.

An investigation by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General started in 2019 when agents found a blue postal collection box of open mail in East Omaha. According to the release, they learned the mail was a majority of greeting cards in West Omaha that were “stolen, opened, and dumped in East Omaha.”


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