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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Two Birmingham Women Indicted For Possessing Stolen Mail

BIRMINGHAM -- A federal grand jury late Tuesday indicted two Birmingham women in connection with mail stolen from residential mailboxes in Trussville, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Postal Inspector Frank Dyer.

An indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges SHAYLA MONIQUE DAUGHTRY, 22, and TOYA LAPARRIS SHEPARD, also 22, with possessing stolen mail and clothing removed from a package that had been stolen from the mail on July 27.

The maximum penalty for possessing stolen mail is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated the case, with assistance from Trussville Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa K. Atwood is prosecuting the case.

The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges. It will be the government's responsibility to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

Updated March 19, 2015