Sentencing set for Illinois postal worker who admits thefts

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (AP) _ A western Illinois postal worker who admitted in federal court that mail she stole while working included a debit card she put to use is scheduled to be sentenced.

Thirty-one-year-old Abra Albrecht’s sentencing hearing was set for Monday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.

That’s where she pleaded guilty in September to one felony count of mail theft.

Albrecht admitted that she stole mail while working at the Kampsville and Hardin post offices in February.

Prosecutors say one of the stolen letters included a debit card that ultimately led to her arrest when she was seen using it on surveillance video.

Albrecht had been free on bond until a judge revoked it on Dec. 30.