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Montana Woman Sentenced for Aiding and Abetting Receipt of Stolen Mail Matter

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Missoula, Montana, woman convicted of Aiding and Abetting Receipt of Stolen Mail Matter was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Cydrea Nicholes, age 26, was sentenced on August 15, 2018, to time served, 2 years of supervised release, ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and $875 in restitution.

Nicholes was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2017.  The charge related to Nicholes and her co-defendant stealing mail from mailboxes in Montana.  On August 12, 2017, they were stopped by law enforcement in Spearfish, and a search of the vehicle revealed multiple cell phones, stolen mail matter, check printing paper, and multiple identification cards belonging to Nicholes and her co-defendant.

This case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the Department of Homeland Security, Missoula, Montana, Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, and the U.S. Postal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case. 

Updated August 17, 2018