Post office worker accepts five months in prison

A CORREOS (post office) employee accused of embezzlement has accepted five months and 15 days in prison.

He will have to pay a fine of €90.

He will be suspended for three years, although the public prosecution was initially asking for him to be banned for working for the public administration for 18 months, as well nine months in prison.

The man, who worked in Vicar, was due to appear in Almeria Provincial Court, but this was not necessary since an agreement was reached, according to his defence lawyer.

He was accused of stealing from the office where he had worked since 2004, as well as keeping €2,500 from a Western Union transfer which was never claimed.

He was the manager of the office at the time the money, amounting to €8,141, was taken from the till between January and October 2009.

He also took stationary products amounting to €439.79.

The prosecution took into account that he confessed to taking the money once the investigation began.

He will still have to face an internal investigation.

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