Former postal worker pleads guilty to taking money

A 42-year-old former U.S. postal worker pleaded guilty to federal charges Tuesday to misappropriating more than $78,000 in a money order scam.

Lamonica Henderson, of Oxon Hill, was working as a sales and service associate at the Lanham-Seabrook Post Office in Prince George's County when she issued more than $78,000 worth of postal money orders to herself and her family, authorities said. She is accused of using the money to pay for rent, bills and other personal expenses.

She faces up to 10 years behind bars.