TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service employee has been sentenced to a year and two months in prison for stealing electronics packages from a mail processing facility in Kent.
56-year-old Jamie Guhlke of Federal Way was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to mail theft.
Guhlke stole dozens of packages containing digital devices when she was working as a mail handler in 2015. The packages were mailed by Woodinville company Quick Ship Electronics.
Investigators found that Guhlke gave the stolen electronics to others to sell.
Guhlke had a stolen package in her car when police stopped her in August 2015.
She later unsuccessfully filed a claim for unemployment benefits which argued that other postal service employees set her up.