Byram woman arrested for stealing mail - - Jackson, MS

Byram woman arrested for stealing mail

By Marsha Thompson - bio | email

BYRAM, MS (WLBT) - A Byram woman is behind bars for allegedly stealing mail out of mail boxes. Authorities say Lakeacha Johnson then used stolen checks to get personal and financial information.

According to the Hinds County Sheriff's Department, the woman electronically paid bills and made purchases using the victim's bank account and routing numbers.

Deputies raided Johnson's home on Torrence Cove in Byram. They seized a computer, personal mail, checks and credit cards belonging to several victims. The U.S. Postal Service and Attorney General's office are helping with the investigation.

Johnson is charged with false pretense and mail fraud, and could face even more charges.

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