Probation, restitution ordered over Dewey woman's postal thefts

URBANA — A Dewey woman who admitted stealing thousands of dollars from the U.S. Postal Service has been sentenced to probation and ordered to make restitution.

Brittany Hudson, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis to theft over $500 and was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to make restitution of $8,428.

She admitted that between June 2013 and December 2014, she stole money from the U.S. Postal Service while employed at the Foosland and Dewey post offices.

Assistant State’s Attorney Troy Lozar said in her position, Hudson had access to money orders. When it was discovered they were being abused, inspectors from the postal service traced them to her.

When confronted, she admitted taking several, especially from the Dewey post office, Lozar said.

In exchange for Hudson’s guilty plea, another charge of theft of government property was dismissed. Lozar said Hudson had no prior convictions.


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