Wichita Woman Sentenced In Mail Theft Fraud Scheme

US-Department-Of-Justi_fmtWICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita woman was sentenced Monday to five years on federal probation for her role in a scheme to steal mail from postal boxes and cash counterfeit checks, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. She and the other defendants also were ordered to pay more than $27,000 in restitution.

Jennifer R. Harper, 35, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of conspiracy to steal mail. In her plea, she admitted that in 2013 and 2014 she and her co-defendants entered an agreement to steal mail from U.S. Postal Service blue boxes.

The defendants removed mail from U.S. Postal Service blue boxes. They opened the stolen mail and took information and checks from the mail. They used the information and the checks to create counterfeit checks and cash them.

Co-defendants include:

Justin Anderson, who was sentenced to 78 months.

Jeremy S. Robinson, who was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison.