Once other customers reported that they were also expecting money in the mail that never showed up, agents created 10 greeting cards, each with gift cards in them. All 10 were routed to Gibbons route and he would be assigned to deliver them. Seven of the 10 cards never made it, court documents showed, WEWS reported.
Gibbons was sentenced this week to six months in jail for taking the mail after pleading guilty to theft of mail by a postal employee, WEWS reported.
U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Kenneth Cleeveley said, "Gibbons decided to forfeit pay, benefits, retirement and freedom for what amounted to a few dollars," The News-Herald reported.