The former postal employee accused of stealing gift cards and cash from an Evansville mail processing facility has been sentenced in the case.
52-year-old Ann Gauer pled guilty to one count of mail theft after admitting to stealing cash and gift cards from more than 50 envelopes.
She was facing five years in prison, but a judge sentenced her to just two years probation.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says they respect the judge's decision because postal employees are held to a higher standard, and when they break that trust, they will be prosecuted.
As a part of her two year probation, Gauer will spend six months in a halfway house. She was also ordered to pay a total of $130 in restitution to two of her victims and pay a $500 fine.
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