By Associated Press - Saturday, August 22, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A contract mail carrier who acknowledged stealing mail from dozens of customers has been sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to mail theft.

David Stephens Bangs II, 34, of Henderson was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in Las Vegas, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Nevada said.

According to the office, postal officials began investigating after customers in a neighborhood complained about missing or opened mail and that Bangs was identified as the letter carrier for the area.

Investigators conducted a test on Bangs’ route and he was found with money from the test letter, the office said.

According to the office, Bangs admitted that over an eight-month period of 2019 he targeted mail that he believed contained cash and stole mail from at least 67 victims.

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