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Jeannette Man Sentenced To Prison For Stealing From Mailboxes

June 17, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Jeannette, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months in prison, $17,378.00 in restitution and three years supervised release on his conviction of theft of mail, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Alan N. Bloch imposed the sentence yesterday on John Jacob Lewis, 36.

According to information presented to the court, Lewis stole bank statements and credit card convenience checks from the mail from residential mailboxes in the Westmoreland County area, which he later used at Walmart stores, local banks and other retail stores.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Bloch stated that Lewis had a very serious prior criminal history related to his addiction to Oxycodone.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of John Jacob Lewis.

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