Gardiner woman sentenced for postal theft

Posted July 22, 2009, at 12:08 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Gardiner woman was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to three years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $1,400 in restitution for stealing money while working at a Kennebec County post office.

Rachel Marie Walter was indicted by a federal grand jury in March. She pleaded guilty to misappropriation of postal funds while working as the relief postmaster in South Gardiner.

Walter faced up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

She used the $1,390 to pay personal bills, according to court documents.

The theft was discovered in July 2008.