Ex-postal worker fined for destroying mail containing cash

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The United States Postal Service logo is seen on a mailbox outside a post office in Los Angeles, California, August 17, 2020. (Getty Images)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former postal worker in eastern Kansas has been ordered to pay $1,100 in fines and restitution for destroying mail and presumably stealing cash contained in that mail.

The Wichita Eagle reports that 24-year-old Dennis Tapscott, of Emporia, was fined Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Wichita.

He was ordered to pay a $500 fine, $575 in restitution and a $25 special assessment fee.

He pleaded guilty last week to one count of delaying mail.

Prosecutors say that between August 2019 and January 2020, Tapscott opened and destroyed mail containing cash that was intended for 12 other people in Greenwood and Lyon counties.

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