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Woman Faces Jail for Mailbox Theft

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E. ST. LOUIS, IL. (KMOX) - A woman faces up to five years in prison for stealing from mail boxes in the Metro East.

30 year old Nicole Lance of Billings Montana pleaded guilty to six counts of mail theft.

Federal prosecutors say she stole outgoing mail from people in O’fallon, Fairview Heights, Belleville and Lebanon between December 13th and 24th of last year.

Lance admitted to taking personal checks from the mail, altering them to make them payable to herself and cashed them at money services.

Along the the possible five year prison term, she also faces 250-thousand dollars in fines and three years supervised release.  Sentencing is set for August.

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