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Virginia Beach postal worker accused of stealing and destroying mail to be sentenced

Posted: 12:14 PM, Dec 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-21 12:14:33-05
Virginia Beach postal worker accused of stealing and destroying mail to be sentenced

VIRGINIA BEACH Va.- A Virginia Beach postal worker accused of stealing and destroying mail was sentenced in Federal court Thursday.

64 year-old Thomas Graves was indicted July 20 and pled guilty to one count mail theft by a postal employee.

A jusdge sentenced him to one day in prison.

Graves must also pay back all of his victims, a total of $960.10 dollars.

Court records show Graves stole gift cards and letters that were mailed from inside a Virginia Beach post office over a period of time starting in April.

According to post office officials that spoke with News 3 Graves was hired in 1994 as a custodian.

He also served 20 years in the Navy with an honorable discharge.