By Gary Lloyd
A federal grand jury late Tuesday indicted two Birmingham women in connection with mail stolen from residential mailboxes in Trussville, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Postal Inspector Frank Dyer.
An indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Shayla Monique Daughtry, 22, and Toya Laparris Shepard, 22, with possessing stolen mail and clothing removed from a package that had been stolen from the mail July 27.
The maximum penalty for possessing stolen mail is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated the case, with assistance from the Trussville Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa K. Atwood is prosecuting the case.
The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges. It will be the government’s responsibility to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.
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