United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that a Fairfield man was sentenced yesterday in the U.S. District Court by U.S. Magistrate Judge John C. Nivison.

Brandon Knox, 38, of Fairfield, Maine was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court to 39 days in prison and one year of supervised release for stealing Postal Money Orders.

He was also ordered to pay $485 in restitution.  He pleaded guilty to the charge on October 26, 2017.

Court records reveal Knox stole a pouch of money orders while working as a subcontractor at the Post Office in Unity, Maine.

He cashed three of the money orders totaling $485 at the Post Office in Waterville, Maine.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.