A former U.S. Postal Service worker admitted in federal court Thursday that he stole more than $275,000 from a charity by swiping thousands of envelopes from his route in Berwyn.
Frederick L. Taylor, 41, had at least 29,403 pieces of stolen mail that contained the cash, checks, credit card payments and money orders intended for an unidentified organization, federal prosecutors said.
Taylor, who at times opened the mail inside his postal vehicle, kept most of the money at his Chicago home.
He worked at the Berwyn Post Office between 1999 and last year when authorities began investigating and the cash was discovered in his possession, prosecutors said.
Taylor faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is expected to be sentenced on Nov. 19.