Crime

Former KC postal employee sentenced for multiple thefts

A former U.S. Postal Service employee was ordered Tuesday to repay $5,000 he stole while working at a station in North Kansas City.

Jacob Crisp, 24, of Kansas City, was placed on probation for three years after previously pleading guilty to misappropriating postal funds. He was ordered to pay the $5,000 restitution as part of the plea agreement in U.S. District Court in Kansas City.

According to court documents, Crisp pocketed money paid by customers for stamps and other postal products.

He admitted in his plea agreement that he took cash from customers, then voided the sales on his cash register so the transactions would not be recorded.

Video surveillance showed Crisp on numerous occasions taking money from his cash drawer and putting it in his pocket, according to the documents.

When questioned by investigators, he admitted to stealing about $200 each week. He said he needed the money to pay personal expenses including rent and car payments.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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