ksal.com

Salina, KS

Now: 51 °F

Currently: Heavy Rain

Hi: 51 °F | Lo: 48 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 50 °F 

Lo: 40 °F

Thursday

Hi: 51 °F 

Lo: 40 °F

Friday

Hi: 57 °F 

Lo: 43 °F

Saturday

Hi: 62 °F 

Lo: 48 °F

Sunday

Hi: 60 °F 

Lo: 45 °F

Smoky Hill Museum
KSN

Kansas City Area Mail Thief Sentenced For Crimes

staff - November 22, 2015 6:39 am

A convicted mail thief has been sentenced to federal prison after trying to cash a fraudulent check at a Kansas bank and leading police on a chase.

The Kansas City Star reports that 64-year-old Ronald L. Hines has been sentenced to two years and six months in federal prison without parole.

Prosecutors said in a statement that Hines, also known as Hinds, had prior federal convictions for stealing mail. The latest sentence must be served consecutively to a two-year sentence Hines received upon the revocation of a supervised release. The court also ordered Hines to pay $8,504 in restitution.

Hines admitted to stealing outgoing mail from rural mailboxes in Missouri and Kansas last summer. He used the stolen mail to write more than $8,000 of fraudulent checks.

City of Salina