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A former Lincoln postal worker caught last year with mail stolen from 45 people pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

Domonic Harris, 44, is set to be sentenced in April on a charge of illegal transactions with an access device.

In exchange for Harris' plea, the prosecutor dismissed two other counts, including theft of mail.

In court records, Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said from Jan. 1 to Feb. 13 of last year, Harris worked at the Postal Service and was found to have filled out cards changing people's mailing addresses in order to get their credit card information.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office began investigating him after getting a complaint from a Waverly woman on Jan. 25, 2017, saying her address had been changed without her knowledge, and a credit card had been opened in her name.

Deputies used electronic tracking to find Harris.

In the plea agreement, Russell said investigators determined that Harris had received at least 12 credit cards in victims' names and charged about $6,000 on the cards. They also found information on his computer about how to steal identities and other victims' personal identification information.

Harris could get up to 15 years in federal prison when he's sentenced.

 

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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