South Dakota rural mail carrier who stole mail sentenced to probation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota postal worker accused of stealing gift cards and other mail has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Thirty-six-year-old Kayla Ottmo, of Pukwana, pleaded guilty in November to theft of mail by a postal service employee.

Federal authorities say she stole letters, packages, bags and mail that were not addressed to her.

Ottmo was employed as a rural carrier. Prosecutors say she took the gift cards and converted them for her own use.

She was ordered to pay $315 in restitution.