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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Couple Sentenced For Stealing Mail In Roanoke, Southlake, And Keller, Texas

DALLAS — A couple who admitted stealing mail from residential mailboxes in and around Roanoke, Southlake, and Keller, Texas, were sentenced this week, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

William Lee Maglicco, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to 30 months in federal prison. Erica Michele Gibson, 26, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison. Each pleaded guilty in October 2014 to an indictment charging one count of possession of stolen mail. Each has been in custody since their arrest in August 2014 on charges outlined in a related criminal complaint.

According to documents filed in the case, in early 2014, individuals from Roanoke, Southlake, and Keller complained that mail was stolen from their residential mailboxes. One of the victims stated that an American Express card was mailed to him/her at his/her Southlake address, but it was never received. U.S. Postal Inspectors investigated and discovered that Maglicco and Gibson used this individual’s credit card at a Walmart store in Grapevine, Texas, in March 2014.

On April 11, 2014, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Maglicco’s residence in Watauga, Texas, and discovered hundreds of pieces of stolen mail, including credit/debit cards, bank statements, passports and tax information. Law enforcement also found mail at the location addressed to the above-reference victim.

Both Maglicco and Gibson confessed to stealing mail from residential mailboxes in and around Roanoke, Southlake, and Keller, and using the stolen credit/debit cards to purchase items. According to the affidavit filed with the complaint, Maglicco admitted he stole mail approximately two to three times per week with his girlfriend, Gibson. He stated he stole mail to fuel his and Gibson’s drug habit.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Roanoke, Southlake, and Keller Police Departments investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Wolfe prosecuted.

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Updated June 22, 2015