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Ex-Iowa mailman pleads guilty to theft of rebate checks

This news story was published on December 26, 2011.
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DES MOINES, IA – Glenn Arthur Reisinger, also known as Art Reisinger, age 62,
pleaded guilty to one count of theft of mail by a postal employee, announced United States
Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Reisinger entered his guilty plea before United States
Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer. Sentencing has been scheduled for March 20, 2012, at
10:30 a.m., at the U.S. Courthouse in Des Moines, before United States District Judge John A.Jarvey.

Reisinger admitted that he removed mail containing Menards rebate checks that has been
misaddresssed and were supposed to be returned to sender. He then converted the five rebate
checks to his own use, in the total amount of $577.48. At the time, Reisinger was employed as a distribution clerk at the Valley Junction Station in West Des Moines.

Each count of theft by a postal employee carries a maximum penalty of up to five (5)
years in jail, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. However, based on the advisory sentencing
guidelines that apply to this offense, the parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of 0-6 months, and it is possible that the court will impose a sentence of probation. Reisinger also will be required to pay restitution. The ultimate sentence will be decided by the judge.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service – Office of Inspector
General and the West Des Moines, Iowa, Police Department, and was prosecuted by the United
States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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  1. John Bunnell (ret) Reply Report comment

    December 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I’ll bet that this goes on alot. I have received mail that was supposed to have something in it, but had holes in the envelope. The things that I did not receive were not life changing, but does it make a difference what it was. Making the kind of money that mail carriers do, you wouldn’t think that they would steal from your mail. Neither rain, or snow, or sleet or hail, will keep me from pilfering this mail…. 🙁