Former USPS mail carrier sentenced to probation for stealing mail

DENVER, Colo. - A former U.S. Postal Service carrier in Golden will serve two years of probation after pleading guilty to stealing mail.

John Bonney, 37, pleaded guilty to the crime in January, according to Department of Justice spokesman Jeff Dorschner. A mail carrier for 15-years, Bonney also resigned his position during the investigation.

In his plea, Bonney admitted he had stolen four envelopes from a mailbox, including one that contained a $100 gift card for Home Depot. The card was later redeemed at a location in Westminster and, Dorschner said, Bonney was identified in surveillance photographs.  

"Additional investigation, including conducting video surveillance, revealed he placed certain pieces of mail he picked up in a personal blue duffle bag," Dorschner wrote. "He would then put that bag in his personal vehicle before returning his postal vehicle to the parking area."

Bonney's crime is a federal felony.

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