Ex-postal worker sentenced for stealing electronics packages

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service employee has been sentenced to a year and two months in prison for stealing electronics packages from a mail processing facility in Kent.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 56-year-old Jamie Guhlke of Federal Way was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to mail theft.

The U.S. Attorney’ Office says Guhlke stole dozens of packages containing digital devices when she was working as a mail handler in 2015. The packages were mailed by Woodinville company Quick Ship Electronics.

Investigators found that Guhlke gave the stolen electronics to others to sell.

Guhlke had a stolen package in her car when police stopped her in August 2015. She stomped on a police officer’s foot as she tried to flee.

She also unsuccessfully filed a claim for unemployment benefits which argued that other postal service employees set her up.