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West Virginia man sentenced in post office break-ins

January 8, 2021 GMT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for breaking into a post office, a prosecutor said Friday.

Matthew Riffle, 30, of Rupert, pleaded guilty Sept. 25 and has been in custody since in June. He was also ordered to pay $3,690.42 in restitution for items not recovered and any damage.

Riffle broke into the Springdale Post Office on March 31, 2019, and into the Smoot Post Office on the previous day, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart’s office said in a news release. He tried again but wasn’t successful because of a new lock and security mechanism, the release said. Riffle was arrested April 2, 2019.