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Vt. postal worker pleads guilty to embezzlement

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A former employee of the St. Johnsbury post office has pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement after being accused of stealing packages of prescription drugs that were mailed to veterans.

Traci Nelson of Lyndonville was indicted by a federal grand jury. The indictments state that Nelson knowingly embezzled and stole a package and the contents twice in February. The package was from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and contained prescription drugs.

Nelson pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Burlington.

Her sentencing hearing has been scheduled for April 1, 2013.

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