Kansas HCR carrier charged with stealing mail

Catherine M. Seward, 24, Lincoln, Neb., formerly an employee of the United States Postal Service, is charged with stealing mail. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 27, 2011.

Seward was a highway contract route carrier delivering mail from outlying post offices to Salina.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.The U.S. Postal Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.