Woman pleads guilty to mail thefts
September 13, 2010
• Part of a gang that stalked mail trucks
• Stole financial info to make Internet purchases
Marie Linzmeier, 37, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty Monday to multiple counts of wire fraud and theft of U.S. Mail.
Ms. Linzmeier was part of a gang that stalked U.S. Postal Service vehicles and trucks during neighborhood mail delivery in Sacramento County. When the letter carriers left their trucks to walk their routes, her associates broke into the parked vehicles and stole trays of U.S. mail, prosecutors say.
She was the getaway driver, prosecutors say.
In her guilty plea, Ms. Linzmeier admitted she collected and sorted the stolen mail and used the stolen financial information to buy merchandise online.
She is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 13 at hich time she faces up to 20 years in prison for each of her wire fraud convictions, and up to five years in prison for each count of theft of mail. She also faces a fine of more than $1 million, restitution, and federal supervised release of up to three years once she gets out of prison.