Law Enforcement officials in Southern Minnesota are investigating a growing number of instances of mail theft which have been reported in recent weeks.
According to Faribault County Attorney Cameron Davis, people who engage in such crimes typically will steal personal information to carry out certain tasks under the victim’s name.
One person has recently been arrested in connection with an incident that occurred earlier in Faribault County. A court hearing for the person involved is currently pending and the individual is expected to be sentenced at a later date.
According to Davis, most reported cases of mail theft are detected through unrelated criminal activity, otherwise they often go undetected.
A person who is convicted of mail theft could face up to five years in federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine.