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Lisa Hunter, postal worker, pleads guilty

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A U.S. postal worker accused of stealing more than 900 pieces of mail from a D.C. postal facility pleaded guilty Monday.

Lisa Hunter pleaded guilty in D.C. federal court to one count of obstruction of the mail. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 16, and faces up to six months of incarceration.

A grand jury earlier indicted Hunter, 41, on one count of theft of mail by a government employee and two counts of first-degree theft. She was arrested earlier in June and faces up to five years in prison.

On June 2, Hunter was seen by a U.S. Postal Service police officer pushing a mail cart through a turnstile at the employee exit of the Brentwood mail facility in the 900 block of Brentwood Road NE, authorities said.

When questioned, she said a supervisor authorized her to remove the mail from a facility.

he mail was addressed to two charities and contained more than $9,000 worth of donations.

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