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August 4, 2009

Clarksburg Residents Entered Guilty Pleas
Relating to the Theft of Mail

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Two Clarksburg, West Virginia, residents entered guilty pleas on July 30, 2009, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that SANDRA KAY JENKINS, age 46, and FELISHA DAWN POWERS, age 23, entered guilty pleas relating to the theft of mail.

JENKINS entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging her with stealing mail matter from and out of post office boxes in the Reynoldsville Post Office on October 5, 2008. JENKINS, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

POWERS entered a plea of guilty to a one-count Information charging her with permitting her mother, Sandra Jenkins, to open her post office box and take mail from the back of adjacent mail boxes. Powers witnessed the theft, but failed to either notify law enforcement authorities or attempt to have the mail returned to postal employees. POWERS was sentenced by Magistrate Judge Kaull to two years probation and was ordered to pay a fine of $250 and pay restitution to the United States Postal Service in the amount of $40.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar. The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service.


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