Douglas County Judge James Gleason sentenced Steven S. Molnar on Tuesday.
Molnar faced up to 20 years in prison after pleading no contest to theft charges, but the judge noted he’d repaid the $768,000 he stole from Pitney Bowes Presort Services, a business that specializes in mail sorting and delivery. Molnar’s probation officer also recommended probation.
Molnar worked as an account manager. He kept some of the money in banks but had $207,000 in cash, which he wrapped in a grocery bag and stuffed behind drywall at his home.
Prosecutors speculated he viewed the money as his retirement fund.