COLUMBUS: Prosecutors are asking a judge to consider the harm suffered by intended recipients of stolen gift cards and the people who mailed them when the former Ohio postal worker who took the cards is sentenced next month.

Prosecutors say federal Judge Algenon Marbley also should consider the injuries suffered by federal agents when they were punched and bitten while arresting the worker.

Former U.S. Postal Service worker Terrence McLean pleaded guilty last year to charges accusing him of stealing cash and gift cards from mail at a central Ohio processing center and assaulting officers.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Squires said in a filing Friday that McLean’s theft was on a grand scale.

A probation department sentencing report recommends a year in prison for McLean.