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Tue July 15, 2014
Postal Worker Gets Probation In False Records Case
A former U.S. Postal Service worker has been sentenced to three years of probation for falsifying records.
Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Gabriel Arsola of Silver City was sentenced Monday. He was also ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution to the Postal Service.
Arsola was charged in 2013 with dozens of counts of making false entries and reports on Postal Service forms to conceal a scheme to defraud the agency of revenue from the sale of postage stamps and packing material.
Arsola pleaded guilty in April to one count as part of a plea agreement.
Prosecutors say he also admitted to selling full books of stamps to customers but only scanning single stamps and recording the sale of single stamp transactions.
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