- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A former U.S. Postal Service worker who allegedly stole and sold thousands of credit cards has agreed to plead guilty to ID theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old Chinh Vuong pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a Santa Ana courtroom but he’s expected to change those pleas later. He’s facing at least two years in federal prison.

Vuong was a mail processing clerk in Santa Ana since 1989. Authorities say for a year beginning in 2014, he stole more than 6,000 credit cards from undelivered mail and sold them.

Prosecutors say Vuong earned at least $6,000 a month that he spent on designer handbags, two BMWs, alcohol and drugs.

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