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Man pleads no contest in USPS theft case

Mar. 12, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- A Wheelersburg, Ohio, man pleaded no contest Monday to a count of misdemeanor theft, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

Herbert M. Dalton, who worked as a sales, service and distribution associate, was initially charged with two counts of felony tampering with records, along with a misdemeanor count of theft.

Dalton received two years probation, after the judge suspended a 180-day jail sentence. He also agreed to resign his position at the Ironton Post Office, the release states.

The initial charges were linked to falsified sales transactions and the taking of $789, the release states.

The September 2012 arrest of Dalton and a co-defendant represented an ongoing effort to address issues at the Ironton Post Office. A spokesman at the time said the local Post Office had received new management to deal with an inordinate amount of problems.

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