- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa postal inspector has admitted to stealing money orders from the mail.

The Tampa Bay Times (https://bit.ly/1k4fcKn ) reports 40-year-old John P. Ebsworth-Mojica admitted to taking a parcel containing five Postal Service money orders worth $1,000 each in a plea agreement filed Wednesday.

He has agreed to plead guilty on Jan. 7 to one count of embezzlement or theft of mail matter by a Postal Service officer or employee.

According to the plea agreement, Ebsworth-Mojica used his own checking account at the Tampa Postal Federal Credit Union in June to cash one of the money orders.

Paul Krenn, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, says cases such as these are rare.

Ebsworth-Mojica had been working for the Postal Inspection Service since 2007. He resigned in July.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), https://www.tampabay.com.

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