The U.S. government court documents say that Natalie Thomas took somewhere between one thousand and 17-thousand dollars while she was an employee.  Officials says Thomas was working the retail window in the post office when the crimes happened.

Thomas entered into a plea deal with prosecutors, and at her hearing this week, she admitted to fraudulently cashing money orders and pocketing the cash.  She had faced one count of theft.

Thomas could have to spend ten years in jail, and she may have to pay a $250,000 fine.