A Roscoe woman will spend a total of 44 months in federal prison for mail fraud, theft of U.S. mail, and identity theft.
Forty-year-old Stacy L. Wallin was sentenced on Friday, December 21, to 20 months for mail fraud and theft of U.S. mail, which will be served concurrently, and 24 months for aggravated identity theft, which will be served consecutively to the 20 months. She must also serve $34,750 in restitution to victims.
Wallin admitted to coming up with a scheme to defraud at least 10 Roscoe residents and local financial institutions between June 2011 and June 2012. Wallin fraudulently acquired merchandise and at least $30,000 in cash by paying for the merchandise and getting the cash with credit cards that did not belong to her.
Wallin admitted in the plea agreement to stealing mail containing personal identifiable information from other people's mailboxes. She would then use that information to apply for and open credit card accounts in those people's names and use the cards to buy merchandise online and at local businesses. She also used the cards to get cash from ATMs at local banks.
Wallin pleaded guilty to the charges in September 2012.
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