Man admits stealing $10K-plus in postal money orders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – An employee at a contract postal unit in New Mexico has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $10,000 worth of money orders last year.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Ahmed Abder-Rahman, of Gallup, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Albuquerque to a misdemeanor charge of theft of government property.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, Abder-Rahman will be sentenced to probation and must pay $10,242 in restitution to the U.S. Postal Service.

Abder-Rahman was arrested in the case last June.

He was accused of stealing 13 money orders from the Yatahey Contract Postal Unit of the USPS from April 2014 through May 2014 in New Mexico’s McKinley County.

Abder-Rahman allegedly used some of the money to pay off personal debts.

His sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.

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