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Judge Rejects Postal Theft Plea Deal

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – A federal judge has rejected a plea agreement for a former U.S. Postal Service employee in Tupelo charged with stealing $20 from a package.

The indictment in the case said Steven Joslyn stole the money from a piece of mail in September 2012.

He was expected to plead guilty this week in U.S. District Court in Oxford, but the judge rejected the agreement and set a trial for Sept. 16.

He faces up to five years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.