The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 22, 2013

Sunbury woman faces federal charges for alleged mail and ID thefts

The Daily Item

— WILLIAMSPORT — A Sunbury woman has been accused of fraudulently obtaining a credit card using her parents’ identification information and stealing mail from rural residential mailboxes, also to obtain personal identification information.

A U.S. Middle District grand jury indictment against Amy Jenkins, 39, returned Oct. 10 was unsealed today. Jenkins has been arraigned and released on $25,000 bail.

A charge of fraud in connection with access devices alleges last year, Jenkins used personal identification information of her parents to obtain a Chase Visa credit card and received $11,172.

The theft of mail is alleged to have occurred between Nov. 29, 2012 and April 16 in Union County in which letters, packages, mail and other articles left for collection were stolen. Jenkins is accused of keeping more than 1,000 pieces of mail in her vehicle and at her home, which at the time was in Hartley Twp.

She is charged with removing credit card applications, statements, correspondence from financial institutions and ATM cards from which she made records of personal identification information. She then dumped the mail in postal collection boxes, the indictment states.

Between March 3, 2012, and Aug. 15 Jenkins is accused of possessing more than 15 unauthorized credit cards and account and personal identification numbers and illegally used the same.