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Convicted mail thief receives 28-month prison sentence

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A Walnut Creek woman was sentenced on Wednesday to more than two years in prison for breaking into mailboxes in a San Francisco apartment complex and stealing financial information from residents, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Jesslyn Felix, 35, was sentenced to 28 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Maxine Cesney. Her co-defendant, 35-year-old Tyler Goforth, received a 27-month sentence in August.

They were both indicted in federal court on Jan. 15 and pleaded guilty to the charges in May.

According to prosecutors, Felix and Goforth broke into the mailboxes at the Beacon condominium complex in South of Market more than a dozen times between August 2017 and February 2018.

They forced open the mailboxes and stole credit and debit cards, checks, gift cards, bank statements and photo identifications from more than 80 residents. They used the stolen goods to access the victims’ money, prosecutors said.

In addition to the prison sentence, Felix was sentenced to three years of probation following her release.

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