An Indiana woman was sentenced to 66 months in prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of Theft of Mail and Aggravated Identity Theft. The case was heard in U.S. District Court in Hammond.
Tracey Davis, 39, admitted in a plea agreement that she possessed over 400 pieces of mail addressed to over 100 individuals and businesses located in Porter, LaPorte, Elkhart, Marshall, and Kosciusko Counties. She admitted that she stole the mail from several mailboxes and that the mail she stole contained bank statements, credit card bills, utility bills, house deeds, and various other types of letters. She stole the identities of those residents to purchase merchandise without the knowledge, authority, or permission of the victims. This case was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service.
Jamie Deal, 33, of Westville, was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment and two years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of Bank Robbery. Deal admitted that she stole money from DeMotte State Bank. Deal was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,014.