Ex-postal worker: didn't know about theft charge

November 10, 2011 - 7:45 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa postal worker postal worker acknowledges he stole rebate checks from the mail but had no idea he had been federally indicted.

His attorney says notice of the criminal charge may have been lost in the mail.

Glenn A. Reisinger told The Associated Press the checks in question were mailed to bad customer addresses. He said he saw no harm in doing so at the time because the customers could not be located, but now realizes it was a mistake.

Reisinger also said Thursday morning he didn't know about the indictment or that his arraignment and initial appearance were scheduled for hours later. He said he learned about the indictment when the AP called to ask for comment about the case.

His attorney called it a mail mix-up.