Woman Sentenced For Conspiring To Steal Checks

December 19, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A city woman was sentenced to two years of probation for stealing mail, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Niskauri DeJesus-Toribio, 21, was convicted of conspiring with others to steal checks from mailboxes throughout Luzerne County, prosecutors said. The co-conspirators deposited the checks into accounts they controlled and then withdrew the money in cash, according to prosecutors. DeJesus-Toribio’s co-defendant, Michael Mejia, was previously convicted and sentenced to about six months of prison, prosecutors said. U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo imposed the sentence Monday, sentencing DeJesus-Toribio to one day of time served in addition to the probationary sentence. She will be required to pay $16,311 in restitution, prosecutors said. — JAMES HALPIN

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