Thirty-one year old Sergio Patt, the former manager of the Express Mail section of Belize Postal Service, charged with six counts of theft of money amounting to twenty thousand six hundred and ten dollars pled guilty to the charges when he appeared today before Magistrate, Carlon Mendoza. Patt said he stole the money because he wanted to help his mother who is sick with diabetes and his wife is dead and he is the sole bread winner for his three children. Magistrate Mendoza told that it was no excuse for what he did and he imposed a sentence of one year for each count with the stipulation that the sentences are to run concurrently. Therefore, Patt will only serve one year. Patt stole the money between July and December last year. After an audit it was discovered that Patt collected the money and made out fraudulent fact sheets.