Women stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of checks from people's mail in the Upstate

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A grand jury has indicted an Upstate rural mail carrier on federal charges in connection with mail theft.

According to the indictment, 44-year-old Tony T. Maclin, a rural mail carrier from Greer, stole items contained in letters and packages he was entrusted to deliver.

The indictment states the following items were taken: Aug. 4, 2017 - Walmart gift card Aug. 4, 2017 - Walmart gift card Aug. 4, 2017 - Walmart gift card Aug. 10, 2017 - American Express gift card Oct. 1, 2017 - Rewards Card Jul. 27, 2017 - Bed Bath and Beyond gift card Dec. 14, 2017 - Walmart gift cardThe case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service and Maclin was indicted on seven federal counts of theft of mail matter by officer or employee.

He could face up to a $250,000 fine and five years in prison, if found guilty.

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