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Woman gets 66 months in prison after admitting stealing mail and identities

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A woman who pleaded guilty in federal court to mail theft in Porter County and aggravated identity theft has been sentenced to more than five years in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana.

Tracey Davis, 39, was sentenced last week to 66 months in prison and three years of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Under her plea agreement, Davis admitted to possessing more than 400 pieces of mail addressed to more than 100 individuals and businesses in Porter, LaPorte, Elkhart, Marshall, and Kosciusko counties.

“She admitted that she stole the mail from multiple mailboxes and that the mail she stole contained bank statements, credit card bills, utility bills, house deeds, and various other types of correspondence,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “She utilized the personal identifiers of the victims to purchase merchandise without the knowledge, authority, or permission of the victims. Davis also used convenience checks of the victims, deposited the checks, and withdrew money from the accounts.”

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service.



Posted 7/30/2012