Postal employee Scott D. Leslein pleaded guilty to theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, on May 15, after an investigation determined he was spending time at home during his assigned work shift, according to a Summit County Prosecutor's Office official.

Leslein worked for the State Road Post Office in Cuyahoga Falls.

He was sentenced by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Lynne S. Callahan to 12 months of non-reporting probation, according to court records.

A charge of tampering with records was dismissed upon recommendation of the prosecutor, court records stated. Leslein was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $1,426.67 and pay court costs. As part of the plea deal, Leslein agreed to resign from his job with the U.S. Postal Service.

Leslein's attorney, Brian Pierce, did not return a phone call by press time on May 22.

April Wiesner, director of communications for the Summit County Prosecutor's Office, said an investigation by special agents for the U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General determined that Leslein spent an average of two hours per day at home and collected overtime on many of those days.