Former postal worker pleads guilty to mail theft |

Former postal worker pleads guilty to mail theft

DENVER (AP) – A former Denver-area postal worker has pleaded guilty to stealing DVDs, CDs, and iPods that he sold for over $85,000 over two years.

Former Highlands Ranch U.S. postal worker David Schmauder pleaded guilty Monday to two federal counts of theft by mail. He faces up to five years in prison for each count when he’s sentenced Nov. 30.

Schmauder didn’t return a phone call seeking comment.

Authorities say the 48-year-old Schmauder was arrested in January after postal special agents saw him open mail, put it in a plastic bag and then in his car. Officials say records show that a store in Littleton paid him a total of $85,174 for nearly 12,000 items. He also stole some items from Victoria’s Secret which he gave to his wife.

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