BALTIMORE — A man convicted of stealing more than 2,600 aluminum carts from the Postal Service and selling them for scrap has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Fifty-three-year-old Aaron Howard of Brooklyn, Maryland, was also ordered to pay more than $400,000 in restitution at sentencing Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore.

According to evidence presented to the court, Howard and another man stole the carts in Capitol Heights, painted over post office markings and sold more than 383,000 pounds of scrap aluminum to Maryland recyclers.

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