Mar 12, 2013 ... It depends on what you mean by "steal." If you mean "intercept before it is
delivered" then it could be a federal offense. The applicable federal ...
Whoever steals, takes, or abstracts, or by fraud or deception obtains, or attempts
so to obtain, from or out of any mail, post office, or station thereof, letter box, mail
A person convicted of mail theft faces a fine of up to $250000 and up to five years
in federal prison. Stealing mail is a felony offense in the United...
Jun 23, 2014 ... If you steal mail, you could be facing serious punishment under US Code Section
1708. Because the USPS is a federal agency, mail theft is ...
Mail theft occurs when thieves steal mail that is not their own from postal ... Mail
and identity theft has been reported by postal inspectors to be the #1 white-collar
crime in the U.S today. ... The following is a federal statute governing mail theft:.
Mailboxes are considered federal property, and federal law (Title 18, United
States ... makes it a crime to vandalize them (or to injure, deface or destroy any
crafted to meet the federal standards set by the U.S. ... criminals always try to
steal it. Mail thieves employ an endless number of ..... used for mail-related crime.
If mail theft is such a growing crime, why isn't a more diligent effort applied to
investigation, arrest ... How do I know if my stolen mail has resulted in identity
theft? ... The federal statute allows a 5-year sentence, but that is rarely handed
Apr 11, 2008 ... I heard that stealing others mail from their mail box is a federal crime is this true?
Someone tried to do it in the past but the mailbox was empty at ...
In fact, there is a federal law that makes it a crime to do so. The good. ... The U.S.
Postal Service is mainly concerned with mail that is stolen from their custody.