Postal worker charged with stealing money from mail.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A former postal worker in Lincoln has been indicted in federal court after being accused of stealing cash and gift cards from mail he was supposed to deliver.

The U.S. Attorney for Nebraska said Wednesday that 25-year-old Richard Franco, of Lincoln, was charged with one count of mail theft in the indictment.

The federal prosecutor says the mail Franco is accused of stealing mail that came into his possession from Nov. 24 through Jan. 8.

Franco faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 if convicted. A phone listing for Franco could not be found.