A Bristol man who works as a postal worker in Hartford was indicted Friday for allegedly stealing cash and other items with monetary value from the mail.
Nathaniel Bonilla, 31, was charged with three counts of theft of mail by a postal employee, officials from the U.S. Attorneys Office said. The charges came after a federal grand jury returned an indictment for the Bristol resident.
According to federal officials, Bonilla worked as a mail processing clerk at the U.S. Postal Service’s Process and Distribution Center in Hartford. There, federal officials allege, he stole cash, gift cards and prepaid debit cards from the mail by opening envelopes with a razor blade.
Bonilla, who was released on $50,000 bond, pleaded not guilty to all charges during a video conference appearance Friday before a judge.
Federal officials said Bonilla, if convicted, could face as many as five years in prison on each of the three counts he faces.
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