A part-time letter carrier who stole $400 in cash from greeting cards he was supposed to deliver was sentenced Friday by U.S. District judge Richard J. Arcara to three years probation.
Morgan Bush, 33, formerly of Cuba, N.Y., pleaded guilty to theft of mail matter by a postal employee.
Assistant U.S. Attorney MaryEllen Kresse said Bush, a city carrier assistant assigned to the Cuba Post Office, took and opened between 100 and 200 cards. He would dispose of the cards if they contained cash but tape and return those that did not contain cash.
Bush’s conviction is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.