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Feds: Wayne County woman stole nearly 40 checks from mailboxes, cashed them

Feds: Wayne County woman stole nearly 40 checks from mailboxes, cashed them Photo: News10NBC / File photo.

WHECTV
Updated: October 16, 2020 12:12 PM
Created: October 16, 2020 12:11 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A woman from Ontario, Wayne County, is facing a federal charge for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of checks from multiple mailboxes, then cashing them at Wegmans stores.

Jenna Vandemortel, 29, is charged with theft of mail.

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Federal prosecutors say Vandemortel stole outgoing mail from several mailboxes in March and April. Surveillance video captured Vandemortel cashing stolen and altered checks at Wegmans stores, according to prosecutors. 

She allegedly stole at least 38 checks with a total value of $2,557.57.

Vandemortel appeared in federal court, where she was released on conditions pending further proceedings. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


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