Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced To 6 Months’ Imprisonment For Stealing And Depositing Checks From Mail Receptacles

WILKES-BARRE – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that today United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Michael Mejia, age 21, who resided in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to a time-served sentence of approximately six months of imprisonment and two years of supervised release.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, from approximately May 11, 2017 through August 23, 2017, Mejia conspired with others to steal checks from mail receptacles throughout Luzerne County, deposit the checks into accounts under their control, and withdraw the funds in cash. As part of the sentence, Judge Caputo also ordered Mejia to pay $16,310.91 to the victims of his crimes.

The investigation was conducted by United States Postal Investigators. Assistant United States Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo prosecuted the case.