(STL.News) – Cassandra Rheuport, 30, from Rolfe, Iowa, pled guilty to theft of mail by a postal employee, on October 23, 2019, in United States District Court in Sioux City.
Rheuport admitted that from about February 2018 through July 28, 2018, she opened mail and/or stole mail entrusted to her as an employee of the United States Postal Service. Rheuport stole at least $395, as well as narcotic medications prescribed for others. At the time of the thefts, Rheuport was a city carrier assistant assigned to the Pocahontas Post Office.
Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Rheuport remains free on bond previously set pending sentencing. Rheuport faces a possible maximum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment without the possibility of parole, a fine of up to $250,000, a mandatory special assessment of $100, and a term of supervised release of up to one year following any imprisonment.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ron Timmons and was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Office of Investigations.