VIRGINIA BEACH Va.- A Virginia Beach postal worker accused of stealing and destroying mail was sentenced in Federal court Thursday.
64 year-old Thomas Graves was indicted July 20 and pled guilty to one count mail theft by a postal employee.
A jusdge sentenced him to one day in prison.
Graves must also pay back all of his victims, a total of $960.10 dollars.
Court records show Graves stole gift cards and letters that were mailed from inside a Virginia Beach post office over a period of time starting in April.
According to post office officials that spoke with News 3 Graves was hired in 1994 as a custodian.
He also served 20 years in the Navy with an honorable discharge.