DES MOINES, IA – Glenn Arthur Reisinger, also known as Art Reisinger, age 62, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of mail by a postal employee, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Reisinger entered his guilty plea before United States Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer. Sentencing has been scheduled for March 20, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at the U.S. Courthouse in Des Moines, before United States District Judge John A. Jarvey.
Reisinger admitted that he removed mail containing Menards rebate checks that has been misaddresssed and were supposed to be returned to sender. He then converted the five rebate checks to his own use, in the total amount of $577.48. At the time, Reisinger was employed as a distribution clerk at the Valley Junction Station in West Des Moines.
Each count of theft by a postal employee carries a maximum penalty of up to five (5) years in jail, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. However, based on the advisory sentencing guidelines that apply to this offense, the parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of 0-6 months, and it is possible that the court will impose a sentence of probation. Reisinger also will be required to pay restitution. The ultimate sentence will be decided by the judge.