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Press Release

Maui Resident Sentenced To 72 Months for Mail Theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Hawaii


HONOLULU – Senior District Judge Helen Gillmor yesterday sentenced Davelyn Mahi, 42, a resident of Maui County, to six years imprisonment of 72 months for aggravated identity theft and theft of mail. The Court also sentenced Mahi to a term of one year of community confinement following her release from custody to assist the United States Probation Office in supervising her, and ordered her to pay $8,551.03 in restitution.

Florence T. Nakakuni, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said, "The scope of this crime demonstrates the continuing need for vigilance in protecting personal information." Evidence offered in court showed that Mahi stole hundreds of mail items and recovered credit cards and other property over at least a six month time period, which she then used to fraudulently purchase thousands of dollars worth of goods. Mahi’s 230 prior arrests and 36 prior convictions were substantial factors supporting the Court’s decision to impose a sentence of imprisonment above the maximum sentence advised by the United States Sentencing Guidelines.

San Francisco Division Inspector in Charge Rafael Nunez of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service stated, "Postal Inspectors worked closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Maui Police Department on this investigation and will continue to vigorously protect the U.S. mail against all forms of criminal attack and misuse."

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Sorenson of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawaii.

Updated August 28, 2015