Byram woman arrested for allegedly stealing mail - - Jackson, MS

Byram woman arrested for allegedly stealing mail

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BYRAM, MS (WLBT) - A Byram woman is behind bars for allegedly stealing mail out of mail boxes.

Authorities say LaKeacha Johnson used stolen mail to get personal and financial information.

According to the Hinds County Sheriff's Department, the 32-year-old woman electronically paid bills and made purchases using the victims' bank accounts and routing numbers.

"Once she would determine someone had checks coming for credit card statements, she would go in the mailboxes, get that information and she was able to pay all of her utility bills on line," said Lt. Jeffrey Scott, of the Hinds County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies raided Johnson's home on Torrence Cove in Byram Friday.

They seized a computer, personal mail, checks and credit cards belonging to several victims.

Scott said there are three known victims of this scam and likely many others.

Johnson is charged with false pretense and mail fraud and faces more charges.

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