ERIE — A resident of Allegany, N.Y., has been sentenced in federal court to two years probation, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and complete 50 hours of community service on his conviction of theft of mail by a postal employee, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady announced Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Bryant Richard, 30, 4115 S. Nine Mile Road, #125, Allegany.

According to information presented to the court, from around October 2018 to November 2018, Richard, who was a postal employee, stole 18 items of mail which had been submitted to the Postal Service for delivery.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Brady commended the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Richard.