Mailman sentenced after admitting to stealing 100 gift cards and thousands in cash

On August 7th, 2018 the Polk County Sheriff's Office got a report from the United States Postal Service of mail theft.

In June of 2017, USPS received a complaint from a postal customer in Gully Minnesota. The customer said that his granddaughter had recently graduated from high school. The customer indicated that some of the cards he sent through the mail had already been opened and resealed by tape after the cash inside was removed before getting to his granddaughter.

Court documents say the sheriff's office interviewed 25-year-old Timothy Merle Conger of Bagley Minnesota, who admitted that he had stolen mail starting from back in December of 2016 while working at the Gully Post Office.

Conger told police while he was distributing the mail, he came across a greeting card that had already been opened and had $100 cash inside so he stole it.

The sheriff's office says Conger took between 80 and 100 gift cards and stole approximately $1,500 to $2,000 in both cash and gift cards. Conger told officers that he would either tape the mail and put it back in the mail flow or he would simply throw the mail in the trash.

Conger has been sentenced to at least three years in prison on one count of felony count of mail theft.