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Bonners Ferry Woman Pleads Guilty to Possessing Stolen Mail

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

COEUR D'ALENE - Nicole Lynn Abraham, 30, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to possession of stolen mail, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Abraham was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on March 17, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, in June 2014, Kootenai Tribal Police executed a search warrant at a residence where the defendant was residing.  During the search, a Kootenai Tribal Officer seized a suitcase containing mail stolen from individuals in Idaho, Washington and Montana.  Abraham was arrested and later made bond.

A week later, Spokane police confronted Abraham who was a passenger in a stolen vehicle where more stolen mail and items taken during a home burglary were found.  Abraham was arrested. 

The charge of possession of stolen mail is punishable by up to five years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and up to three years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for January 26, 2016, before Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.

The case was investigated by Kootenai Tribal Police, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Spokane Police Department. 


Updated February 4, 2016