www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

City's tech community connects at ICT Unconference -4/23/2014, 12:45 PM

Barton County Commissioner dies in plane crash -4/23/2014, 11:42 AM

Huelskamps reach friendly settlement in son's bike accident -4/23/2014, 11:42 AM

Brownback signs health care compact bill -4/23/2014, 11:41 AM

Textron Aviation starts laying off 750 employees, 575 in Kansas -4/23/2014, 11:41 AM

Street repair plan may require tax increase -4/23/2014, 11:41 AM

Kansas governor signs gun legislation -4/23/2014, 11:41 AM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Ex-mail carrier fined $1,000 for Kan. mail thefts

Published on -6/12/2012, 2:33 PM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A 77-year-old former mail carrier who did not deliver thousands of pieces of mail was fined $1,000 but was spared from prison.

A court filing Tuesday shows Dixie Bontrager, of Whitting, also will not serve any probation on the mail theft conviction.

Her route included Holton and Circleville in northeast Kansas.

Agents searching abandoned vehicles on her property in 2010 found 496 first-class items and 2,786 standard mail items dating back to 2002 that she didn't deliver on her 115-mile route. They also found 151 periodicals, 121 telephone books and two parcels.

Her attorney, Richard Lake, wrote Bontrager discarded undeliverable junk mail. He said she has been devastated and reluctant to show her face in the community.

Bontrager was fired in 2010 after 30 years on the job.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos