NY letter carrier pleads guilty in mail theft case

MOREAU NY  The U.S. Postal Service employee who was arrested late last year for allegedly stealing mail has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor with the lone felony charge that was filed against him dismissed.

Thomas M. Schoen, 52, will avoid a jail term and probation under the plea deal he entered into in Moreau Town Court. He pleaded guilty to official misconduct, while a felony count of criminal possession of stolen property was dropped.

Town Justice Jeff McCabe sentenced him to a one-year conditional discharge, which will include restitution to an unspecified number of victims, payment of a $400 fine and $205 in court surcharges. A spokeswoman for the Postal Service did not return a phone inquiry about Schoen’s employment status with the agency.

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