(KMOV) – A local postal worker was convicted this week for opening mail and stealing more than $2,500 that belonged to Washington University and Fontbonne University students.
The United States Postal Service launched an investigation that led them to a specific sorting machine, which was manned by the suspect, Thomas Riner.
The mail contained cash that was covered in a dye that stains fingers. Court documents say that Riner opened the mail and he tried to wipe his hands.
When investigators approached Riner, he did not have the money on him.
Riner will be sentenced in February and may have to pay back some of the stolen cash.