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Northern Iowa postal employee pleads guilty to theft of mail matter

SIOUX CITY – A Northern Iowa woman and postal employee has entered a guilty plea to stealing mail.

Cassandra Rheuport, 30, from Rolfe, Iowa, pled guilty to theft of mail by a postal employee, on October 23, 2019, in United States District Court in Sioux City.

Rheuport admitted that from about February 2018 through July 28, 2018, she opened mail and/or stole mail entrusted to her as an employee of the United States Postal Service.  Rheuport stole at least $395, as well as narcotic medications prescribed for others.  At the time of the thefts, Rheuport was a city carrier assistant assigned to the Pocahontas Post Office.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Rheuport remains free on bond previously set pending sentencing.  Rheuport faces a possible maximum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment without the possibility of parole, a fine of up to $250,000, a mandatory special assessment of $100, and a term of supervised release of up to one year following any imprisonment.­

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ron Timmons and was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Office of Investigations.

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