LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Lincoln-based postal contractor who misused a gas card given to him by the U.S. Postal Service has been given three years of probation.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/Pu0WWf ) that 73-year-old Ervin Stepanek was sentenced on Tuesday.
Stepanek told the judge he was sorry and that he accepted full responsibility for his crime. Stepanek had pleaded guilty to theft of public money.
He’s already paid back $90,000. He must pay nearly $37,000 more.
Court records say Stepanek admitted that from May 2005 until early 2008 he stole gas by misusing the card. At the time, Stepanek’s company, Blue Falcon Mail Service, had contracted to carry mail between postal outlets.