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Ex-postal worker sentenced to probation for stamp theft

March 7, 2019

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service worker in Massachusetts who stole about $82,000 worth of postage stamps and sold many online at a discount has been sentenced to two years of probation.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that David Fors, of Holden, apologized at sentencing in federal court on Wednesday, saying “I let myself down and all the people I love down.”

Prosecutors say the former mail processing clerk started taking stamps from a Worcester post office in 2012. He had worked for the post office for more than 25 years.

His attorney did not say what he used the money for.

Fors pleaded guilty in August to mail fraud and theft of government property.

He has also been ordered to repay $82,445 in restitution.

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