Sunbury Woman Indicted For Theft Of Mail And Access Device Fraud
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced the return of an eight-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Williamsport on October 10, charging Amy Jenkins, age 39, with theft of mail, possession of stolen mail, fraud in connection with access devices, and aggravated identity theft.
According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the indictment alleges that from November 2012 through April 2013, Jenkins stole mail from mail boxes in the 178 zip code area. Jenkins removed and possessed credit cards and related correspondence and other account information from the stolen mail with the intent to defraud.
The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Pennsylvania State Police. Prosecution of this matter has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney George J. Rocktashel.
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A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
In this case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is 47 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.
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