A former employee of the Pirtleville Post Office has been sentenced to 16 months in prison followed by three years of probation for stealing money orders paid for by customers.
Additionally, Miranda did not process payments made by customers for many of the money orders.
When customers began to hear from creditors about past due bills for mortgages, car payments and other expenses, they complained at the post office. Miranda heard many of the complaints and told customers she would look into the matter, but took no action, according to the release.
On May 14 of this year, Miranda pleaded guilty to attempting to pass a forged and altered U.S. Postal Money Order and to theft of mail matter by a postal service employee. She was sentenced on Tuesday.
In addition to prison time, she was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $25,106.57.