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Ex-postal worker accused of stealing from customers

August 29, 2019

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former postal worker from Massachusetts who stole from customers along her route and was accused of smoking crack on the job has avoided prison.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that 38-year-old Stephanie Lacroix was sentenced to three years of probation on Wednesday.

The Fitchburg woman was also ordered to pay about $37,000 in restitution.

In March, Lacroix pleaded guilty to stealing cash, gift cards and credit cards intended for more than 30 customers along her route in Harvard.

A postal service agent saw Lacroix smoke from a glass pipe in her postal truck in August 2018, but she didn’t face drug charges.

Lacroix was also seen stealing on two secret cameras.

Prosecutors asked for a 10-month sentence.

Lacroix’s attorney said his client’s crimes were fueled by addiction rather than greed.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

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