James Stephen Dudley, 40, was charged last October with theft of government property and other counts in connection with the Sept. 16, 2015 break-in.
Dudley cut a lock on a fence of the post office to get inside, according to court records.
After spending several hours inside stripping copper wire in the middle of the night, postal inspectors saw Dudley drive his vehicle onto postal property and load about 673 pounds of copper wire into the car.
Dudley was arrested but planned to scrap the copper wire for cash as he had done on at least five prior occasions last year, authorities said. He pleaded guilty in December.
In sentencing Dudley on Friday, U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino ordered him to pay $123,984 in restitution to the U.S. Postal Service.
— City News Service
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