Siskiyou County Woman Sentenced to 2 years in Prison for Aggravated Identity Theft
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. District Court Judge Troy L. Nunley sentenced Stacy Miranda Phillips, 29, of Montague, today to two years in prison and ordered her to pay $2,163 in restitution to the U.S. Postal Service for aggravated ID theft related to her participation in a bank fraud and identity theft scheme, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, between September and December of 2015, Phillips worked with others in Siskiyou County to execute a scheme to steal from banks and merchants in the Siskiyou County. Phillips admitted that as part of her scheme she stole U.S. Mail and other personal property of local residents. Phillips and her associates targeted certain victims, postal customers, and mail receptacles utilized by those victims. Phillips used the checks, credit or debit cards, account numbers, names, PINs, and signatures found in the stolen mail to obtain cash and purchase items. Phillips also attempted to open a line of credit in the name of a Weed, California victim. Phillips stole mail from the following Siskiyou County Post Offices: Hornbrook, Grenada, and Montague.
This case was the product of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department, and the Yreka Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez prosecuted the case.