ST. PAUL (WCCO) – It could turn out to be a big price to pay for allegedly stealing nearly $800 worth of gift cards from the mail, but that’s just what one Forest Lake postal worker is facing after being accused of the crime.
Thirty-five-year-old Christina Steiner faces up to five years in prison for stealing between $600 and $800 worth of gift cards from the mail.
The U.S. Attorneys office said the thefts took place from December 2009 to mid-September 2010.
Her attorney Ryan Pacyga said she was going through a difficult time.
“I believe that with the medication and post-pregnancy issues that she was experiencing that it’s possible that they played into some decision making on her part,” he said.
Steiner pleaded not guilty. Her trial is scheduled to begin on Feb. 28 in federal court in St. Paul.
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports