Missouri woman pleads guilty in stolen-mail case
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwestern Missouri woman faces up to three decades in federal prison now that she's admitted in court that she played a role in stealing mail.
Forty-six-year-old Annette West of Marshfield pleaded guilty last week in Springfield to stealing mail, depositing a fraudulent check and credit card fraud.
Federal prosecutors say West stole mail or helped steal it from 16 people during a six-week period in late 2016. Authorities say the pilfered items included checks, credit cards, Social Security cards and identification cards that West then used to defraud.
Authorities say West altered a stolen check and deposited the money into her account, and she bought items with some of the stolen credit cards.
A sentencing date was not immediately scheduled.