PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A Wood County man faces up to five years in federal prison for stealing mail, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Southern West Virginia said.

Richard Thomas Morris, Jr., 38, of Washington, pleaded guilty Thursday to being in possession of stolen mail.

Morris was a relief driver for a U.S. Postal Service contractor last November when he was stopped by inspectors at the Belleville Post Office. They found a stolen greeting card and $50 that was inside missing. Morris had taken them both, prosecutors said.

Morris faces up to five years in federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine at his Jan. 22, 2018 sentencing.

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