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Postal clerk, boyfriend sentenced
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A former Hughson Post Office employee was sentenced Thursday in a federal court for conspiracy in accepting counterfeit $20 bills from her boyfriend.

Andrea Lynn Gravelle, 38, of Modesto, was fired from her postal job which she held for 12 years. Postal authorities said she conspired to accept more than $700 in fake $20 bills in exchange for cash and postal money orders.

U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said Friday that Gravelle received 36 months' probation.

Apparently Gravelle had never been in trouble prior to the March 2007 crime.

Rick Lee Snow, 46, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Once released he was be on three years' supervised release.

Both Gravelle and snow also were ordered to pay full restitution.

The crime was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Secret Service and the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Rodriguez prosecuted the case.