Former postal employee pleads guilty to stealing mail

OXFORD – A former U.S. Postal Service employee pleaded guilty to stealing $20 from a piece of First Class Priority Mail.

Steven Joslyn, 50, of Ecru, submitted a plea July but it was rejected by Senior U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers.

The new guilty plea was submitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi last Tuesday and filed Monday.

Joslyn’s indictment claims he stole the money on Sept. 11, 2012 while working in Tupelo.

The maximum sentence for stealing mail as a postal service employee is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.