Sunbury woman pleads guilty to mail theft, fraud
WILLIAMSPORT - A Sunbury woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft of mail and fraud involving access devices and was ordered to appear for a pre-sentence conference July 21 in federal court.
Amy Lynn Jenkins, 40, could face 15 years in state prison for allegedly stealing residential mail from more than 50 victims, including her parents, in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties, and racking up charges totaling approximately $30,000.
The theft of mail occurred between Nov. 29, 2012, and April 2013.
She was charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office in a grand jury investigation with two counts of fraud involving access devices, theft of mail, four counts of possession of stolen mail and aggravated identity theft.
Authorities reported in court documents that Jenkins used personal information obtained from the stolen mail to apply for credit cards in the victims' names and had the cards sent to her former home in Hartley Township, Union County. Jenkins allegedly dropped some of the mail she stole in postal collection boxes in several areas, including Northumberland and Winfield.
She is accused of obtaining a Chase Visa credit card in her parents' names and using it to make transactions totaling $11,172, according to court documents.
Jenkins is facing a minimum state prison sentence of 23 to 30 months.