Postal employee sentenced to prison for stealing money orders

OKLAHOMA CITY – A former postal worker was sentenced to a year in prison for stealing mail.

Prosecutors say 30-year-old Jeffrey Lemon, Jr. stole money orders that were deposited in the mail by customers.

Lemon pleaded not guilty to the charges and went to trial in 2015.

Evidence presented during the trial showed that between March 2015 and June 2015, Lemon stole money orders that were dropped off at the U.S. Post Office in Warr Acres, Oklahoma.

The jury found him guilty on 17 counts of theft of mail by a postal service employee. Lemon was sentenced to 12 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release.

He was also ordered to pay $11,803.65 in restitution to the United States Postal Service, which had previously reimbursed Lemon’s victims for their losses.