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Postal Worker who Stole Cash from Greeting Cards Must Write Letters of Apology

Robert Hart Jr. of Cranston was sentenced on Friday by a federal judge. He pleaded guilty in March to stealing money from the mail.

If you're one of the people whose greeting card was opened and pilfered of the cash inside by former mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, Robert Hart Jr. of Cranston, you should be getting a letter of apology soon.

A federal judge ordered Hart to write a letter of apology to every person he stole from. He was also sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.

He is also required to pay restitution to his victims.

Court records show Hart stole money from more than 200 cards in September and October while working at a processing center in Providence.

He was watched by agents as he cut open greeting cards with marked $20 bills on Oct. 12. He was found to have the bills in his pockets when he was confronted later that day.

Hart rifled through 106 pieces of mail on Sept. 24 and 25, investigators said. All of the mail was first class greeting cards mailed from outside Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Ninety-seven pieces of rifled mail were recovered on Oct 11., court records indicate. Those items went through the mail between Oct. 1 and 10 and none of the recovered mail contained cash.

He was sentenced by Judge William E. Smith.

PC July 16, 2012 at 10:17 PM
This douche isn't the only bad seed. I sold a diamond ring on ebay and it was stolen at the post office. They even attempted to deliver the CLEARLY EMPTY package with a Hole in it. Naturally, they played stupid.
gkoop13@aol.com July 16, 2012 at 11:04 PM
I don't see where this guy was stripped on hi job and pension!!! He should be in jail and so should the judge that let him off the hook. We keep tollerating so much wrong. The judge again showed the victims NO JUSTICE and proves again that coruption is rewarded and sadly runs this shameful (once beautiful) state!!

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