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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 19, 2014

New Richmond Man Sentenced For Stealing Mail

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that David Thompson, 35, New Richmond, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to three years of probation and a $1,000 fine for stealing mail.  Thompson pleaded guilty to this offense on July 9, 2014.

During the course of an investigation into missing mail for customers on his mail route, Thompson stole a test letter containing a $170 rebate check for Menard’s Inc.  When confronted, Thompson admitted to stealing the rebate check.  Thompson was terminated from his position as a postal employee on August 30, 2013, as a result of his actions.

The charge against Thompson was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul W. Connell. 

Updated July 14, 2015