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A group of four United States Postal Service workers pleaded guilty to misappropriation of funds after they stole money from the offices where they worked or through the mail itself, much of the funds used to gamble.
The latest employee to plead was Jacqueline Batiste, who worked for a post office out of New Orleans. She stole at least $1,200 in post office funds that were meant to go to deposits to the bank. She then took the funds and gambled at casinos, including Harrah's, which is located close by. Three others were also charged with the crimes, with Ryan Cortez reportedly stealing more than $630,000. Postal officials became suspicious when PayPal and eBay found out someone was selling huge amounts of stamps via the auction site.
The defendants haven't been sentenced yet, but they face years in prison as well as restitution. Needless to say, they better hope the judge "mails it in" during the sentencing phase.