Dakota Pierucci was sentenced in the Seventh District Court on Monday before Judge Douglas B. Thomas for a series of mail thefts that occurred in the months of October, November and December of last year.
Pierucci, 22, had pleaded guilty to mail theft with the value of mail being less than $1,000, a Class A Misdemeanor.
Pierucci was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail with 21 days having already been served. He was also ordered to pay restitution for the Price Municipal Corp Attorney as well as for the victims, totaling $100 plus interest and $928, respectively.
In addition to the jail sentence and restitution, Pierucci was ordered to serve 24 months on probation, supervised by Adult Probation and Parole as well as to pay a fine of $750.
Pierucci, who was formerly employed by the U.S. Post Office, was put in charge of handling incoming mail and allegedly confessed at the time of his arrest that he would steal cards while dividing them, according to information from the Price City Police Department.
According to a press release from the department, Pierucci allegedly would target “obvious birthday card mailings,” either stealing or opening them before taking any money inside and sending them to addressees.