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Ex-Big Island mail carrier pleads guilty to mail theft

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HONOLULU (AP) - A 62-year-old former Big Island mail carrier has pleaded guilty to stealing mail.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Albert Mamac Jr. of Kailua-Kona entered the plea Wednesday to two counts of mail theft. He faces up to five years in prison for each count.

Mamac retired in February after more than 28 years with the Postal Service.

Prosecutors say Mamac in June 2010 stole a letter containing a $250 grocery store gift card. The card was redeemed by someone using Mamac's wife's frequent shopper card.

He also stole a $100 Target gift card in October 2010. The card was redeemed by his daughter in Reno, Nev.

Mamac blamed "stupidity" for the theft.

He told U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson that an envelope had opened and the card was sticking out.

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