This may be a scenario that is all to often for you or a family member: A loved one says they are sending you a gift card in the mail, only you never get it.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says a former Lafayette postal worker has pleaded guilty to stealing gift cards right out of the envelopes when she worked at the post office.

The woman, 36-year-old Tonia R. Moore-Parker, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of mail.

According to her plea, she opened up five envelopes, and she took gift cards worth $150.

Moore-Parker faces five years in prison, three years supervised release, a $250,000
fine and restitution.

A sentencing date was not set.