OXFORD – An Ecru man faces a full-scale federal trial on charges he stole $20 from the U.S. mail.
Monday, Senior U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers rejected a plea agreement for 50-year-old Steven Joslyn, a former U.S. Postal Service employee in Tupelo.
Joslyn was indicted in February and accused of one count of mail theft.
His one-paragraph indictment claims that on Sept. 11, 2012, he stole the money from a first-class piece of priority mail.
He attempted to plead guilty this week in U.S. District Court in Oxford, but Biggers rejected the deal and set a trial for Sept. 16.
If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.