A former Lafayette postal worker on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing gift cards from the mail, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
Tonia R. Moore-Parker, 36, of Lafayette, admitted to stealing $150 worth of gift cards from five envelopes, according to a Friday news release from U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley.
Moore-Parker faces five years in prison, three years supervised release, a $250,000 fine and restitution once a district judge accepts her plea on one count of theft of mail matter by a postal service employee, the release stated.
A sentencing date has not been set.
Moore-Parker worked as a U.S. Postal Service employee from Oct. 8-31, 2015.
The U.S. Postal Service Officer of Inspector General investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic Rossetti is prosecuting the case.