MAIL THEFTA mail thief from Golden Valley has been sentenced to prison for one year. Nicole Davis, 35, will subsequently serve three years of supervised relief under sentencing terms imposed April 11 by U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton.

Davis previously pled guilty to one count of felony possession of stolen mail.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office said the mail theft case arose from a Mohave County Sheriff’s Office investigation focused on the stolen travel trailer in which Davis was living. Davis was reportedly found to be in possession of over 300 pieces of stolen mail, including numerous stolen credit cards, identification cards, and Social Security cards.

“Unscrupulous people like Ms. Davis, who steal the identities of others and use them for personal gain, cause not only financial loss but also great inconvenience to innocent people in the community. We will do all we can under the law to insure that such people are held accountable as was Ms. Davis,” stated United States Attorney, John Leonardo.

“This sentence should serve as a strong deterrent to others who would consider stealing another’s identity,” said Inspector in Charge Keith Fixel.  “The U.S. Postal Inspection Service remains dedicated to our mission of protecting our nation’s mail system from criminal misuse.”