FAIRBANKS - The eighth and final defendant in a string of mail thefts around Fairbanks has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Thirty-three-year-old Daryn Thompson pleaded guilty Friday to felony counts of theft and forgery as part of a plea agreement. A half-dozen other felony counts were dropped.
The plea deal called for a four-year prison sentence with two years suspended and three years of probation. Thompson also will have to pay more than $3,000 in restitution and enter a drug rehabilitation.
Thompson was one of eight people charged with stealing hundreds of pieces of mail in late 2008. Stolen checks and credit cards were used to purchase thousands of dollars worth of items.
Sentences in the cases ranged from one to five years.