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A U.S. Postal Service worker accused of stealing mail from Virginia Beach residents was granted bond a week after her arrest.

Lorre A. Garrison, 53, was granted a $5,000 unsecured bond on Oct. 20 by federal Judge Lawrence R. Leonard. Electronic monitoring was included as a condition of her release, according to documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Lawrence originally ordered Garrison to remain in custody on Oct. 17 due to strong evidence against her and the uncertainty that she would come to her court hearings if released.

He granted the bond after a third-party person made their home available to Garrison. The home has a land line which will be used to monitor Garrison, court documents show.

Garrison was arrested on Oct. 13 after police say she hid mail she was supposed to deliver and stole items from the mail of Virginia Beach residents.  Police believe she hid the mail in her home between Dec. 11, 2014 and Jan. 7, 2015. They also think she stole items from the mail from January 2015 to February 2015.

The indictment against Garrison was sealed on April 22, 2015, and remained sealed until her arrest, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Joshua Stueve.

Garrison is scheduled to appear in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Dec. 20.

This is a developing story. Check back with Southside Daily for updates.

Mayfield can be reached at 352-431-9612.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.