NEWARK, N.J. — A former letter carrier involved in a scheme to steal and convert hundreds of blank postal service money orders has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Federal prosecutors say Jonel Normil will also have to serve three years of supervised release under the sentence imposed Tuesday. The 26-year-old man from Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in May to a conspiracy count.

Prosecutors say Normil was a letter carrier in Cape May Court House and picked up and dropped off mail at the Stone Harbor post office.

Normil admitted taking the money orders and giving them to other conspirators who made them look legitimate and imprinted them with dollar values of $900 or $1,000. They then deposited them into bank accounts or cashed them at post offices in New Jersey, New York and Georgia.