Woman Sentenced for Stealing Mail From 900 Spokane Residents
SPOKANE (AP) — A 27-year-old woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing mail from more than 900 Spokane residents.
The Spokesman-Review reports Souha Yazbek had a counterfeit U.S. Postal Service key that allowed her to access cluster-style mailboxes.
The U.S. Attorney's office said Wednesday that law enforcement discovered the key when Yazbek was arrested in February trying to sell a stolen vehicle and a search of her house found the mail.
An investigation revealed she and three others forged stolen checks and deposited them into their own accounts, and used stolen credit cards to make purchases.
Yazbek pleaded guilty to identity theft, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, possessing stolen mail and a counterfeit postal key.
Her three accomplices, Charice Unruh, Shawn Fitzgerald and Raquel Calloway, also received prison time.